Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thought for the Week - 6/09/09

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


As servant leaders, we must be continuously asking ourselves how we are doing as a leader/supervisor. We need to ask ourselves how we can be better at what we do. We need to identify what changes we need to make in order to better serve both our staff and our organization.

How closely align is your person mission statement to that of your organization?

How closely aligned is your person vision with that of you organization?

Perhaps most important, how closely aligned are your personal values with those of your organization?

Taken one step further, what are you doing to hold yourself and your employees accountable for supporting your mission, vision and shared values?

Are they built into each employee’s job description? Do they play a role in the hiring process? Are they an integral part of your new employee orientation program? Do you hold ongoing training and/or support sessions on these topics? Are they built into your performance appraisal system?

It is one thing to meet your numbers, but are you leaving bodies in the wake?

Additional Resources:

Book Review: “The Servant – A Simple Story About The True Essence Of Leadership”

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