In my first article on this topic, I discussed just what is “Leadership Capital” and what are the components that make it up. And in the second, I discussed how we accumulate and increase our supply. In the final installment, we will take a look at spending that capital – and spending it wisely.
As hard as it is to come by, it certainly seems to be flowing out at a faster pace than it does flowing into our leadership “account.” Yet, I finished my last article urging you to spread it around as a means of accumulating more.
Where Do I Spend My Leadership Capital?
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In my first article on this topic, I discussed just what is “Leadership Capital” and what are the components that make it up. So, if we have a good understanding of what it is, let’s move on to see how we gain more of it.
This much I know to be true. It is earned in small amounts and often over long periods of time. Thus, you have the first half of my quote – “ . . . earned in pennies . . . ”
What Steps Can I Take to Build My Leadership Capital?
Be Approachable — Several years ago I wrote an article that reminds us that leaders are accessible and not aloof. Accessible and approachable are similar enough that for my purposes I am considering them synonymous. Leadership capital is earned by Continue reading “Leadership Capital – Part 2 “
How do you measure leadership acumen? How is it measured as it gained? How is it measured as it is expended? Is there a subjective scale or is there an objective scale? And if so, what would be the markings or gradations?
These are the questions that I am grappling with today as I contemplate a variation on a quote that I have come up with in the last few days.
“Leadership capital is earned in pennies and spent in pounds.”
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OK, I am not British and I realize that our currency is dollars. However, the point of the quote is that leadership capital is “earned” in small increments and it is often expended in larger denominations.
But before we can really talk about how it is gained or how it is spent, we need to get a handle on just what is “leadership capital?” Continue reading “Leadership Capital – Part 1 “