I created a Leadership Checklist to distill and share practices for effective leadership.
I created this checklist a little bit differently to try something out. I used a “user story” approach and I wrote each checklist item as a mini-story you can use for self-reflection. In a way, they can act as unit tests for leadership. Here are some examples:
- As a leader, I surround myself with people that balance my weaknesses and amplify my strengths.
- As a leader, I focus on leading myself first before I take on leading others (self-leadership, team leadership, organizational leadership, etc.)
- As a leader, I ask solution-focused questions, such as “How might we solve that?”
It’s a work in progress, but so far the feedback has been positive. Feel free to share your favorite leadership practice as a one-liner reminder in the comments on the leadership checklist page.