Great post on shifting out of the traditional views of self-centered leadership! Enjoy!
Leaders fail when they don’t think like leaders.
Leaders who think like individual contributors demoralize their team and devalue their leadership.
Lousy leaders think like individual contributors.
10 radical shifts in thinking:
- From “I” to “we.” Leadership begins with we.
- From controlling people to aligning passions. Raise your hand if you enjoy being controlled. I didn’t think so. Successful leaders align the passions of their teammates with organizational mission.
- From complexity to simplicity. The courage to cut away at complexity until simplicity emerges is a rare gift. Most just muddle through. Some leaders enjoy the feeling of importance that complexity creates. But, any fool can make something complex. Leaders simplify.
- From who is right to what is right. In one sense leadership isn’t personal at all. The issue is the issue. It doesn’t matter who comes up with solutions. The person who screwed up last week, may be this week’s…
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