There are two crucial traits that must be built into every leader in every organization in order to achieve lasting success. These two traits should be in the cross-hairs of leaders worldwide.
One is Capacity. The other is Capability.
An organization that is weak in these two areas is as deficient as a person with low iron and calcium. Without Capacity and Capability, leaders are consistently susceptible to every leadership sickness imaginable.
Capacity is the ability to not only multi-task tactics and roles, but also to HANDLE sufficiently the demands of reality with that role and leadership. Capacity is what allows a person to handle high levels of stress and perform when things are not how they should be.
Raising the levels of leadership falls squarely on the shoulders of the capacity of a person. If you raise the capacity, you can more easily raise the level of a particular leader. Conversely, if you look at leaders who have not made it, you can tie that directly to their capacity levels.
Capability is the flip side. To raise a person’s capabilities gives the leader stability to handle capacity. It is often times that the increased capabilities lead to increased capacity.
Let’s begin to address the “how to’s” of increasing these two characteristics. To do so it begins with you. It’s always that way, isn’t it? It should be anyway. Read more