Are You Ready?

Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

Are You Ready? 

During the second quarter of 2022, we are going to be discussing the idea of PREPARING FOR LEADERSHIP.  My first question to each of you is, Are You Ready?

Despite all of the talk about leading, all of the books written, seminars and webinars, coaching, etc., we still seem to have huge challenges when it comes to effective leadership… WHY?

For starters, what is leadership?  How does it differ from “managing”?  How do we learn to be effective leaders?

Wikipedia defines leadership as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”.

It is organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal.  The leader may or may not have any formal authority.  The traits of a great leader may include situation interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, intelligence, and so on.  What is most important is what is in the leader’s heart… his or her motivation toward others.

Below is a comparison of Manager vs. Leader.  See what you think.

are you ready?Which of these two factors are most important?  BOTH!  We must start with leadership and execute with management.  Doing so will prepare us for all the changes and challenges that will surely come our way.