When a leader defines the vision and then sets specific goals to achieve that vision, it’s important to leave a place for team members to create their strategies.
Goals are worthless without an plan of action. Actions are consistent activities moving toward your goal. Fitness happens one day at a time over time.
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
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.
“Don’t confuse “strict confidentiality” with “keeping employees in the dark.” Private is useful. Secretive is deceptive.” ― Stacy Feiner
The musical conductor is my example of an effective leader, especially when it comes to this topic of push vs. pull leadership.