There is an easier way. For years we have heard that the best way to lead is to build a power base upon networks of powerful people in important positions.
Pain costs our companies billions every year. Trauma is bad enough but when leaders make insensitive decisions it increases the intensity of the pain. This is a true story. I wished it wasn’t.
We hear a lot about empathy in leadership. If you follow me, you have heard me talk about compassion quite a bit lately. What is the difference?
Does your team feel worthless with the work they are doing in your organization?
We can’t do it by ourselves. At times we might think we can or even wish we could. But we cannot if we are seeking to do what others think is impossible. For those of us with lofty goals, we know we need a strong team. We don’t want followers We NEED collaborators. A collaborator…
As leaders, it is up to us to guide our organizations. We are expected to have the vision and craft the strategy to make that vision a reality. Unfortunately, the only vision some leaders have is watching other leaders and following their tracks. While that is great in a fairly stable environment, the current world of rapid and radical innovation and disruption makes that nearly impossible. To lead we must have a powerful vision and the ability to guide ourselves and our team to that end.
How do they do it? How do those visionary leaders see opportunities before the rest of us?