How Good are Your Leadership Skills?

June 22, 2011

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” – Peter Drucker

Often, one of the greatest impediments to our team’s effectiveness is us as is noted in Peter Drucker’s quote above.  We are often the limiter. In fact Joseph Juran, one of the fathers of the total quality movement, often stated that at least 80% of all quality issues were caused by management – not the workers.

It is critical as leaders that we are continuously learning and growing.  Also, that we are very self-aware, that we are conscious of the ways that we hinder our people and that we are in the process of addressing those issues.

The Mind-Tools site has a pretty good assessment tool to help you with seeing where you are in regards to your leadership skills.  Click here to take the assessment.

Grace and peace to you,
BG