In the last few years, there have been many leaders ranging from supervisors to CEOs that have let their standards slip. They slowly became deceitful and dishonest. The lies and deception gradually grew to the point where it led to their downfall. Some of them fell so deeply that in addition to losing their jobs, they got arrested and lost their freedoms.
Often these leaders fell because they did not have any system in place to evaluate their actions. The were not performing a leadership evaluation or doing anything else to keep themselves in check.
Leadership is done right when leaders constantly seek improvement and perform a periodic leadership evaluation. The leadership evaluation help you to grow and learn so you can improve by making appropriate changes in your behavior.
To perform an effective leadership evaluation, you need to look at your actions past, present and in the future. Additionally, the leadership evaluation should be set up in a way that it addresses the tough questions.
Evaluate your past
The following questions will help you evaluate your past:
- How long have you been the leader?
- What did you do to become the leader?
- What past decisions helped you become a leader?
- Are you still making those decisions?
- What did they do to teach you?
- What type of a group do you lead?
- How did you become the leader?
- Where did you come from to get to where you are now?
As you understand your past and the path that led to you being the leader you will gain perspective on your past and strengthens your vision for the future.