051 – Ask Rob: How Do I Know If I’m a Good Leader?

Many of you reach out to me from time to time with a challenging management scenario, where you’d like to get guidance on how to approach that.

Today’s episode will feature a new format that we rolled out called ‘Ask Rob’.

Today’s question is from Doug, who is from Colorado:

“Hi, Rob. I was recently promoted into a management position about eight months ago,and I often hear you talk about transition and the need to understand that there’s a difference between managing a process and becoming a leader. My question to you is, how do you know when you’ve made that transition? Or at least know that you are a good leader?”

In this episode of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast, I’ll address Doug’s challenging scenario. I’ll talk about why true leaders are the ones that get validation from the teams they lead. I’ll also share some of my life experiences that shaped my approach to leadership. 

If you’re dealing with a challenging scenario, feel free to reach out to me through my website at https://sartoleadershipgroup.com/leadership-jam-session-podcast/. Click on ‘Ask Rob,’ and you’ll be able to send your scenario to me. 

We care about your privacy, so everything will be held confidential.

Key Takeaways 

– Episode intro (00:00)

– How to get featured in ‘Ask Rob’ (00:36)

– How do you know if you’re a good leader? (01:25)

– Why only your people can give you that validation (03:00)

– The signs that you’re on the right track (04:10)

– Leadership lessons from my life experiences (05:27)

– Episode recap (09:54)

Leadership Resources

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About the author, Rob

Rob Fonte is the founder and President of Sarto Leadership Group, whose reputation has been built on being a transformational leader and inspirational coach with a passion for developing others. His twenty-year career spans across multiple disciplines including leading award-winning sales teams. Rob is an academically trained Executive Coach certified by The University of Texas and the International Coach Federation.