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As a practical matter, cross-training for leadership skills is clear-cut: (1) Identify your strengths and (2) Choose a strength to focus on according to its importance to the organization.
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Strengths can arguably be identified in a variety of ways. But we contend that in the context of effective leadership, your view of your own (or even some perfectly objective view, supposing one could be had) is less important than other peoples, because leadership is all about your effect on others. Thats why we start with a 360as Tom did.

Ideally, you should go about this in a psychometrically valid way, through a formal process in which you and your direct reports, peers, and bosses anonymously complete questionnaires ranking your leadership attributes on a quantitative scale. You and they should also answer some qualitative, open-ended questions concerning your strengths, your fatal flaws (if any), and the relative importance of those attributes to the company. By fatal flaws, we mean flaws so critical that they can overpower any strengths you have or may developflaws that can derail your career.

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About Abdou Sani Boukari Magnate II     Consultant

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