Chapter 6

Assessing Leadership Preparedness

Anthony Liberatore and J. Mark Munoz

Introduction

Leaders are in many ways their own consultants. Most are continuous learners, sponges of information, monitors of changes and trends, networkers, direction setters, problem solvers, coaches, and disciplinarians. Much needs to get done. They cannot help but form strong opinions about people and motivation and how to run a business. But times come when changes are needed: when sales or profits fall, when competition picks up, when technologies change, or in more positive circumstances, when opportunities arise. Each and every new challenge tests leadership preparedness. This chapter offers some ideas that have proven useful in helping leaders understand, ...

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