Roberta J. Duffy
Leadership — the ability to influence people toward the attainment of goals — motivates people to higher levels of performance. As Kathi Jobkar explained to her audience, supply managers taking a leadership role will be able to better support their development plans and expand their skills in the ever-changing marketplace. Because organizations need and want both formal and informal leaders at all levels within the organization, Jobkar shared the 12 steps to leadership success from Fast Company magazine:
Jobkar left her audience with a reminder that five years from now they will be the same people that they are today, with the exception of what they read, who they meet, where they go and the risks they take. "Sometimes our greatest leadership contribution may positively change someone else's life more than our own," she concluded.
By Roberta J. Duffy, editor of Inside Supply Management®