Becoming a leader others want to follow requires that we model effective followership. Let’s explore why this is important, how to begin, and attributes of leaders worth following. Continue reading “Why is followership important?”
Fear is the biggest obstacle we face in growing in leadership. Continue reading “Fear Is The Right Feeling”
High performing teams require a purpose they believe in, clear goals, and authority to implement the work assigned. Continue reading “3 obtacles blocking high performing teams”
People that choose to lead make mistakes that hurt people from time to time. Should we be surprised? The pressures of managing client expectations, employee desires, and other stakeholder expectations make possibilities for conflict nearly endless. Continue reading “Leaders Restore”
Leaders we can trust are clear, consistent, caring, and competent.
Clarity is crucial in achieving desired outcomes. Teams unleash creativity when they understand mission and are aligned to goals. Lack of clarity results in wasted time and frustrated people.
Consistent leaders make people feel safe and achieve superior results. To the contrary, leaders that change course too frequently have difficulty maintaining the trust of their teams and lose productivity. The best leaders are governed by their guiding principles. Articulating these principles make the leader visible, accessible, and predictable even when they are not present physically.
Leaders lead best when we see them living their core values and the work being delivered ties others to a purpose greater than themselves.
Solidify trust through caring. We learn how the leader values people by their behaviors.
- Do they praise others generously?
- Do they look to give credit?
- Are they building relationships for the benefit of the team or for themselves?
- Do they see leadership in terms of transactions or relationships?
- Are other leaders following them or do they walk alone?
While the leader may not be the expert on the team, few would dare follow willingly one who lacks ability to deliver.
Shepherding: The art of becoming the leader others want to follow.
The best teams achieve purposes they could not imagine attempting as individuals. Two keys that open doors to success are focus and gifting. Continue reading “Two ways to help your team become more productive today”
When it comes to delivering projects and products on time, is it just me or is the process of moving teams from here to there more difficult than it should be? Does it take too long? Continue reading “Leaders Take Responsiblity”
Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
How could we become a masterpiece?
Let’s start with what we can know: identify what resides at our core and ask the following questions:
- What are values will we not compromise?
- What are the activities that energize us most?
- When do we feel the most alive?