Archives for April 2012

What Makes for Good Leadership

In 2008, Gallup scientists reported on a research project that surveyed more than one million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and spoke with more than 10,000 “followers” around the world asking people why they followed the important leaders in their life. Results of their research launched a new perspective on the question, “What makes for good leadership?”

One of the surprising outcomes was the debunking of the myth that leaders need to be what they called “well-rounded,” which I take to mean that good leaders do not need to be talented, gifted or skilled in all aspects of leadership. The Gallup findings say that good leaders focus on the strengths they have, not their weaknesses, and use those strengths to their best advantage.

Continue reading this article at The Huffington Post.