At Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, we consider self-awareness to be a foundation of successful leadership. Time and again we’ve seen a lack of self-awareness become a stumbling block for promising leaders. Conversely, leaders with a keen sense of self are better equipped to overcome obstacles and continue to develop other key leadership skills such as engaging others and demonstrating agility in the face of uncertainty.
Slow and steady? Fast and frenzied?
It’s neither. The winner of the race is alert and agile.
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) has been developing leaders for more than 70 years through our graduate business degree programs and Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS). In that time, the pace of business has quickened. It’s become more uncertain, complex, global and ambiguous. As a result, agility has never been more important.
There’s something special about the way Joe Maddon manages the Chicago Cubs. People marvel at it, but it’s not something that happened on accident. I don’t know Joe Maddon, but I know the face he projects to the team and to the public. And, figuring out what makes him a great leader could have a major impact in the business world.