Sunday, July 17, 2005

How to evaluate leaders

In The Daily Drucker, a very good and concise book offering wisdom from the famed guru, there is the following great advice: In evaluating managers and leaders, ask yourself: "Would you want one of your sons or daughters to work under that person?"

If that is a good question to ask in reviewing the profile of a manager on LinkedIn, I'm afraid many managers are mistaken and, therefore, should rewrite their profile.

Indeed, after reviewing hundreds of "executive" profiles, I find that very few people mention anything about how they take care of their people and team, or how they coach or mentor junior team members.