Development and human resource empowerment are the two challenges of today’s leadership. There are some methods on how to assess the success of a leader
- You can predict a leader’s intelligence by looking at the people around him. This is not a matter of IQ, but he believes that a growing successful leader will improve personally and organizationally by exercising his/her influence towards more people and develop more variety of his team. (Niccolo Machievelli)
A good leader will avoid these seven deadly sins:
- Trying best to be popular, rather than to be respected
- Ignoring internal advice and assistance of team
- Developing personal characteristics by stressing rule and regulations, not competence
- Avoiding criticism even if it is constructive
- Applying top down management style
- Treating each personnel equally
- Controlling information as to his people’s interest.
- A good leader will employ the best staff. The ‘eagles’ do not flock together. He has to find them one by one. He cannot make a strong team with weak personnel.