What does your Leadership Dashboard show?
- Are you overwhelmed?
- Are you having difficulty focusing on what matters most?
- Is your organization or team not aligned?
- Do you desire to be more grounded?
- Is there a conflict with your own values, vision, career and your organization’s needs?
This might be a good time to look at your Leadership Dashboard!
As I think about these questions, there have been specific seasons in my career when I was confused, frustrated and needed direction.
I learned in Boy Scouts how to read maps and use a compass. As a leader, we need to be able to clearly see our Leadership Dashboard.
What benefits would you receive if you had a one-page leadership dashboard?
The Benefits of looking at what your Leadership Dashboard shows include:
- You will be grounded and focused on what matters most.
- When this tool is used to foster accountability, the entire organization is aligned and accountable.
- You can resolve issues of personal conflict with the organization’s values, vision, and priorities.
- You will have a simple tool to know what the most important things are for success and satisfaction.
There are 10 areas of the Leadership Dashboard which can bring these benefits.
The first 3 deal with Vision, Mission, and Values. Here are 3 more of the 10 with a sampling of questions for you to consider to get started.
Area of Inquiry #4 — Edge
Goal: Clarify what your competitive advantage is in your career. Clarify what your organization’s competitive advantage is.
- What are the top 3 talents that set you apart?
- If you left your job, what is the one contribution they would miss the most?
- What are the top three things your organization or area of responsibility does best and that set it apart?
Area of Inquiry #8 — Relationships
Goal: Gain awareness about the key relationships in your career.
- List your personal relationships based on roles like peers, mentors, customers, managers, direct reports, etc.
- Write down names in each role.
- How do they help you succeed?
- How can you help them succeed?
- Make another list for your important organizational relationships.
Area of Inquiry #9 — Development
Goal: Develop a strategy for your own professional development and how your organization will develop future leaders.
Areas for Professional Development
- What assignments and experience do I need?
- What are my strengths that I can build on?
- What knowledge and skills do I need to move forward?
- What behaviors might be holding me back?
How our Organization will Develop Leaders
- What do we do now to develop leaders and what is our metric of success?
- What could we do to develop leaders and what is our new metric of success?
Possible ideas to consider
- Assessment tools to identify likely high performers
- Clear career development paths
- Provide coaching for high potentials and high performers
- Frequent informal performance reviews by letting the employee generate feedback
- More flexible options to retain top talent
He who knows and knows that he knows, is a master.He who knows and does not know that he knows, needs a teacher.He who does not know that he does know, needs love.He who does not know and knows that he does not know, is lost. ~ Ancient Proverb
Is it time for you to consider the question of what does your Leadership Dashboard show?
Would you like a one-page document to act as your map and compass?
I am offering a complimentary session called “Leadership Dashboard” where you will consider all 10 areas. It is like a leadership check-up and I know you will find it helpful.