The following is from a rather long –but excellent– article on leadership. If you have to lead (or follow) I encourage you to read the full piece.
“People want to know your values and beliefs, what you really care about, and what keeps you awake at night. They want to know who most influenced you, the events that shaped your attitudes, and the experiences that prepare you for the job. They want to know what drives you, what makes you happy, and what ticks you off. They want to know what you’re like as a person, and why you want to be their leader. They want to know if you play an instrument, compete in sports, go to the movies, or enjoy the theater. They want to know about your family, what you’ve done, and where you’ve traveled. They want to understand your personal story. They want to know why they ought to be following you.”
I’m going to give this a little thought and see if I can answer that question here. I sort of think the answer IS here but it’s scattered over 9 years of posts. I need an elevator version.
This is a follow-up to a post from a few days ago.