Ask yourself, “Am I a leader I would want to follow?”
John Maxwell’s Law of the Lid explains that leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. Today’s guest, Nannette Johnston, believes it’s true; people can only rise as high as the lid of their leader. Not only does she recognize the important of professional development for herself, she knows the importance of building leadership in others. Nannette is an award-winning, retired Superintendent from Hardin County Schools in Kentucky. She was awarded Superintendent of the Year and continues to provide expert training and support through on-going leadership development programs. Under her leadership, the district developed and implemented the Work Ethic Certification Program which serves as the state model.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What three leadership skills are most important for executives to have to help their teams achieve results?
- When you work with new leaders, what do they reveal as their most pressing leadership development needs?
- How has Nannette achieved success that has led her to be recognized as an outstanding leader?
Humans crave stability. Even the most free-spirited individual needs some degree of structure and routine. This same need persists in our organizations. Our teams want to know what to expect and that they can trust the organization and its leaders to provide a stable environment where they can grow and excel..
Just because the organization has been busy doing a lot of stuff, doesn’t necessarily mean the right things were done to achieve results. It’s important to focus on executing strategic actions that matter and to monitor progress toward the organization’s larger goals on an annual basis.