Have ever heard parents discussing the idea of having and ideal role model for their children? Of course all parents want the best for their children. Similarly during our own careers we have all sought out role models, beit indirectly or directly. In most cases, most will have followed a role model without actually realising it.
In the corporate world we live in, of course there are many role models. Some that great leaders and some downright appalling. The key aspects of finding a role model is by asking yourself the following questions:
- What works well?
- What do you see that doesn’t work well and has failed (knowing that seeing failure can also lead to positive learnings)?
- How effectively to great leaders communicate?
- What purpose do the leaders around you have?
- What can you learn from modelling excellence?