Leadership is a Gift! Only 18% of people in leadership positions possess the Gift of Leadership; Do you?
Is Your Leadership All Sizzle and No Steak?
All sizzle and no steak is not a formula for leadership success. If your organization looks good, but lacks substance, then I would submit this unfortunate condition is a reflection of your leadership team. Great leadership isnâ€™t meant to be proprietary â€“ itâ€™s not exclusive, but inclusive. In fact, truly great leadership cannot be contained â€“ itâ€™s a contagion destined to be transferred to others. Let me be clear â€“ itâ€™s not how a leader positions themselves that matters, itâ€™s what they do, who they impact, and what they accomplish that matters. The reality is weak leadership really isnâ€™t that hard to detect â€“ itâ€™s disengaged, aloof, arrogant, dismissive, disingenuous and self-glorifying. In todayâ€™s column Iâ€™ll share 3 observations which will help leaders focus on the steak and not the sizzle.
Stop Talking â€“ Start Doing: Hereâ€™s the thing; Leadership is about doing â€“ not talking. While a leaderâ€™s actions must inspire and motivate, they must also challenge and convict. Anyone can be a big thinker, but not everyone can be a deep thinker. Itâ€™s not particularly difficult to be a prolific talker, but itâ€™s never easy to be a prolific performer. Lots of people listen, few really hear, and even fewer understand. Most people can spot a problem, few can solve them, and even fewer can see beyond the solution to the next challenge or opportunity. Anyone can be part of a team, but not everyone can contribute to a team, and fewer yet can lead a team. The best leaders transfer and distribute their vision such that it is not just owned by the balance of the organization, but itâ€™s improved and scaled by the organization.
Are You Using Your Gift At Work?
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