Leadership is an interesting and a “mysterious” subject, as it is both science and art. It’s identifiable, but can be quite challenging to measure quantitatively. Charisma, character, competence, creativity and care are the 5Cs used to recognize a leader. And the culmination of those 5Cs is “leading by example.”
However, great leaders do more than leading by example. They also cultivate new leaders.
The “science” part of leadership comes from its pragmatic results, which can be measured, such as the output of a production activity and a sales figure. The “art” part refers to behaviors, which can be interpreted differently, such as a decision may not be considered favorable to employees but can make a difference for the business.
The best leader both accomplishes goals and inspires others to do their best by revealing their potentials. Cultivating new leaders can be in various forms, in addition to with exemplary behaviors. Verifiable words and enlightening stories delivered in an exciting way have been strong leaders’ favorites.
Here are five things to do for leaders who lead by example while also cultivating new leaders meaningfully.
Last but not least, be mindful of what you think as your leadership brand and style with how people actual perceive them. When encountering a negative feedback, make sure to take note of the issue and learn from it. Identifying your leadership strengths and weaknesses is key to a healthy corporate culture and leadership growth.
About Alder Koten
Alder Koten helps shape organizations through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services.
The firm was founded in 2011 and currently includes 6 partners and over 28 consultants in 4 cities.
The firm’s headquarters are located in Houston and it has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City with partner firms in New York, Boston, Chicago, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
We know where to find the executives you need and how to attract top talent to your organization. Our approach to executive search is based on a thorough understanding of the strategic, cultural, financial and operational issues our clients face. Our executive search engagements are targeted and focused on the specific requirements of the position including industry and functional experience, skills, competencies, cultural fit, and leadership style. Our process is rigorous. We take a disciplined and structured approach to identifying potential candidates that meet the position requirements including subject-matter, functional and regional expertise. We use our high-level professional networks, industry knowledge, and internal research resources to achieve results in every executive search engagement.