“Until you ‘figure out what success means’ to you personally and to your organisation, leadership is an almost ‘pointless conversation’, Drucker Admonished, Success Built to Last
Leadership exists within the context of vision, purpose and goals. You cannot lead unless you know where you’re going. People will not follow someone who is unsure of where they are headed. Defining success is central to effective leadership, it creates clarity as to what success looks like and how it’s measured.
“Leaders must know where they are going if they expect others to willingly join them on the journey.” – Kouzes & Posner, The Leadership Challenge
As a leader clarity on what success means for you and your organisation provides a description of what winning looks like.
- Are you clear as to what success means for you? For your organisation?
- Take a few minutes and write a short paragraph defining what is success to you and your organisation.
- How could you measure this definition of success?