Today’s post is by Bob Rosen, author of Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World (CLICK HERE to get your copy).
To understand the secret to great leadership, forget everything you’ve been taught until now. What worked in the past simply won’t cut it anymore.
Until recently, the accepted wisdom has been that leaders should be judged by short-term results. But, we’ve found that, thanks to rapidly changing technological innovation, deepening globalization and an ever-present uncertainty, this perspective hasn’t kept up with the times.
In fact, another, completely different model is necessary, with a new, more personal focus: effective leadership results from deeper internal qualities, not actions. Who you are drives what you do and that, in turn, determines performance.
These qualities—what we call roots—form the foundation of healthy, grounded leadership. We’ve pinpointed six: