What do you look for when considering promoting, or hiring, high-performing individual contributors into first-line leadership roles?
For me, some of the key attributes that may suggest leadership potential (leading self and others) may include:
Self-awareness and self-reflection and evidence of changing behaviour accordingly
Resilience– learned from mistakes and is resilient after setbacks
Learning agile– eagerly learned new competencies to produce results
Courageous–took on challenges without all the answers (a balanced or calculated risk-taker)
Insightfulness– sees things from new angles
Resourcefulness – knows where to find answers or get support and successfully responded to diverse, intense, varied, and adverse assignments
Performed well under first time or different – vs. repeat – conditions
Risen to stretch challenges consistently and produced results
Selflessness – demonstrates a willingness to put others before self
What are the attributes you look for when checking for Leadership Potential?