Five Characteristics Needed to be a Great Leader
A leader is not a job title but can be someone at any level. A leader is a coach that helps a person or group to develop. Today's business environment is collaborative and resembles more of a sports team mindset. Athletes have a "team-first" attitude. Leaders need to be mentors and develop their team or peers. Business Analysts can have more influence on the company direction than upper management. A Senior Business Analyst must be a leader and mentor.
- Ego: A Leader needs to put their own ego aside
- Instill a team attitude: Team members need to be flexible for the good of the team
- Encourage Innovation and Questions: Leaders encourage questions and new ideas
- Encourage Excellence over Perfection: Team members must accept they will never be perfect
- Lead with Your Heart: A Leader shows how much he or she cares for their team
- Why BA's must be leaders and mentors
- How to become better BA's by leveraging leadership skills
- Why other team members better accept BA's as leaders
Judy Alter is a public speaker, mentor, and Senior Business Systems Analyst with 16 years of experience in Business Analysis. The last 7 years has been working with Scrum and SAFe Framework. Judy has been employed at Mutual of Omaha for 35 years.
IIBA Global Chapter Council Chair September 2017 to Present
IIBA Leadership Webinar Series Team 2016 to Present
IIBA Americas Central Regional Director September 2015 to November 2017
IIBA Heartland Chapter President January 2012 to January 2016