At the SWE Conference we will share case studies, contrast their paths to success, and identify the critical factors that helped them along the way.
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“These proactive behaviors are especially important in a dynamic and uncertain economy, but because extraverted leaders like to be the center of attention, they tend to be threatened by employee proactivity,” Grant notes.
“Introverted leaders, on the other hand, are more likely to listen carefully to suggestions and support employees’ efforts to be proactive.” Jane and I are interviewing several senior women engineering and technology executives about their fascinating career trajectories.
As a leader, you combine your personal competencies with the competencies of a variety of others into a smoothly functioning team that can out-play and out-perform all its competitors.
When you become a team leader, even if your team only consists of one other person, you must immediately develop a whole new set of leadership skills. Who’s Right Whenever you have problems, misunderstandings, or difficulties within the team, you reexamine your values, your goals, your activities, your assignments, and your responsibilities.You learn to become a leader by doing what other excellent leaders have done before you.You become proficient in your job or skill, and then you become proficient at understanding the motivations and behaviors of other people.And you can improve yourself by continually evaluating your performance against your standards.Only Compare Yourself With Yourself One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others.High-Performing teams run by excellent leaders, are determined to perform in an excellent fashion.All members know that their ability to work together in harmony and cooperation is the key to the success of every one of them.Aim at a Common Goal The wonderful thing about becoming a leader in your work and personal life is that you can practice the skills of influencing and persuading others toward a common objective.You can promote the principles of excellent teamwork by establishing your values and goals, determining your activities, and then leading the action.The most effective men and women in every area are those who can quite competently organize the cooperation and assistance of other people toward the accomplishment of important goals and objectives.Everyone is Different Of course, everyone you meet has different values, opinions, attitudes, beliefs, cultural values, work habits, goals, ambitions, and dreams.