Leadership is the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. The expectations that leaders are held to have become so inflated that practically no one can categorically quality as a “leader” anymore. Leaders are expected to be bold and calculated, passionate and reasonable, rational
and emotional, confident and humble, driven and patient, strategic and tactical, competitive and cooperative, principled and flexible. Of course, it is possible to be all of those things…if you’re
The problem is that the ever-growing and ever-changing list of leadership criteria causes people to opt-out of the chance to lead. And those who do choose to lead doubt themselves.
Open-door Leadership involves aligning the needs of the organization with the career aspirations of the people you lead. People and organizations grow and develop when they intentionally pursue goals and challenges that stretch their skills and test their mettle.