Your leadership is less likely to be transformational without work-related goals and guidance from another person. If left on your own, your leadership is apt to be transactional. So said David Pease, (SPHR- Executive VP/ CRO Androscoggin Bank), in Portland Maine last week. Pease went on to say, “As an HR leader, if you are only transactional you will eventually become irrelevant.”
As a leader you need structured reflection & meaningful goals.
1- Structured Reflection. With a coach, thinking partner, or other person:
- reflect on and evaluate your performance
- recognize and deconstruct patterns
- consider new perspectives
- design new actions
2- Meaningful Goals. Commit to an outcome that:
- is important to you and your organization
- drives your day-to-day actions
- helps you stay focused
- you can share to inspire others
Questions to Deepen Your Thinking:
- What are your goals as a leader?
- Have you been intentional about declaring your goals as commitments?
- Do you create time to reflect with someone about your leadership performance?
- Transformation: How to Spot it in Your Organization
- Setting Meaningful Goals: 3 Components of a Commitment
- Thinking Partners: A Concept & a Compact