One of the longest-running debates in history centers on whether great leaders are made or born. It’s a “chicken or the egg” question for which there’s no definitive answer, and I’m not about to try. What I will say is that a great business executive demonstrates strong leadership abilities well before those abilities are recognized with a job title and a corner office.
Whether you’re a new employee or a veteran, just starting your career or angling for a promotion to senior management, you probably spend considerable time wondering what the boss is really thinking. Is the boss scrutinizing your performance?