10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Leadership
Vince Lombardi wisely quipped, “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” Success does not happen by accident…and neither does becoming a leader. The road to meaningful influence is marked by deliberate steps to acquire knowledge, gain experience, and engage in ways that specifically relate to leadership. Followers can do this on their own, but leaders have a tacit responsibility to grow other leaders and must find ways to further the leadership development of those around them.
Bringing Leadership to Life
Even in military circles, most conversations do not naturally drift towards topics of leadership. People can remember the last conversation they had about sports, but probably not the last conversation they had about leading by example, or delegating, or ethical decision-making.
If the team members are to grow in these areas, someone (the leader) will have to take an active role in generating original thought and guiding them towards insight. Here are some practical ways to get that conversation going: