I lead teams. I lead meetings. I teach leaders to lead. I can see the end result, because I have defined goals clearly.
Yesterday, while running, I decided to write about the connection between running and leadership. For the next 5 days watch for leadership nuggets.
Change is a fearful thought if other changes in life are too stressful. Change is not an option when there is no understanding of the value of the change.
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
Many problems are set up by the leader’s over-activity – talking too much, over functioning, defining all the solutions, and telling others what to do.
It might be time to reframe those obstacles and attempt to define a way forward. Those obstacles can become opportunities if you can rethink strategy.
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