I started this little series with the post from August 3d., the title was >The TA Of Your Personal Career — check out the post again: http://ritajaskolla.com/the-ta-of-your-personal-career/
…. and still there´s lots to say about becoming and being a leader who needs to be a strong decision maker, at least well experienced, committed to the tasks and trained to make decisions. Deciding is training! As everything else in life.
But what´s to struggle about?
Let´s step over to the first component of the decision making process – which is the PROBLEM, the challenge we face and need to solve. It doesn´t have to be external, coming towards us from the outside always. It can be created from the inside, and to push it, it can even be about “us” and our position.
I was just reading the post about a CEO who decided to step back from his N° 1 position as a CEO but stay with the company. It was his hardest decision to take and it was even harder for the environment to take it. In the beginning! WHY? It´s like giving up the Gold Medal after a (long) good training and an on-going process to climb the ladder and it might not make sense to the audience, the viewers, the staff. Is it even unattractive to step back?
For sure, this personality, Richard Hytner, understood that every President has a staff and that each President cannot even exist without a great staff. Being the N°2 is probably equally or “more” valuable than being the (sometimes most critizied) N°1 of a company or team. In 2nd row there´s a lot to contribute to the company and the team, and to be experienced when working in the 2nd row is as much important as being the CEO.
So, is it really negative for the reputation to step back and do something which is more fun and delivers a nicer successfeeling for the person itself?
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –