A basic flaw is that we recite a script rather than tell a story. People respond to a story if they see themselves as involved in the story or its emotion.
In Bowen Systems, when the leader changes, others in the culture respond. In Transformational Leadership, the leader models what they want to see in others.
Despite all of those things I’ve said about leadership and collaboration, the leader is ultimately responsible for the decisions. Discernment is a key leadership skill
One of the biggest traps I experience with clients is that leadership is a term not universally understood and that leaders don’t know how to lead.
Our reaction is to solve problems and to move ahead, rather than creating a process to respond. Responding is a thinking state, while reacting is an emotional state
Leadership is a system in which the leader builds and equips leaders in teams. Sometimes the leader needs to intervene. Sometimes the leader should observe.
As a musician, I have learned to listen, however there is listening, and there is listening with intention. We often listen without really listening for intent.
The notion of being a boss as an effective leader is far gone. The new paradigm is that of influencer. The Transformational Leader leads with personal influence.
The musical conductor is my example of an effective leader, especially when it comes to this topic of push vs. pull leadership.
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