The Leadership Trinity

Understanding the Leadership Trinity will help you create a plan for increasing your effectiveness in your role of leading others. It will also provide a framework for you to  identify which areas in your leadership you need to focus on next. If you are training managers, the Leadership Trinity will help you think through some core areas and give you a starting point as you develop your staff. Know Thy Business Here I am not talking about head knowledge regarding your industry but rather knowing what success looks like inside your company. For example, a manager of a fortune 100 company will have very different criteria for success than the manager of a charitable organization doing relief work in Haiti. Both organizations are tasked with a job to get done, but these jobs are most certainly very different. Your end goal determines what it takes to get there. As a manager, you want to be crystal clear on what is required in order to have success within your company. Being knowledgeable on your company’s mission and values is a good place to start. What is your company trying to accomplish, what is most important, and how does your role fit into the larger picture? Your company’s mission and values should provide you with a blueprint for what success looks like. If it doesn’t then your company probably has a very weak and/or generic mission and values statement. An organization that is working to help impoverished families in a developing country may not care as much about the professionalism of its corporate brochures whereas an advertising agency would put great...