You may read the title of this post and think, “Leadership seems to be anything but simple!”
My friend Dr. Michael Nichols developed a model for simple leadership that you may find particularly effective. Dr. Nichols is an executive coach who helps teams develop a vision and strategy to achieve their goals. The author of Creating Your Business Vision, he also helps individuals pursue intentional growth.
His model for simple leadership:
- Purpose. What’s most important to me?
- Path. Where am I headed?
- Plan. What should I be doing?
- Prepare. How and when will I do it?
- People. Who will live and work with me?
One interesting fact I didn’t realize until this interview:
Over 70% of leaders say they have ZERO close friends.
That was particularly stunning and perhaps a wake-up call for some leaders as to what really matters.
If you want to be more deliberate in your goals, strategy, and planning, study the simple leadership model.