Last week I wrote about two priorities for me right now ~ to stop telling others what to do and to stop doing things that others could do just as well.
I stand by them but while I press on with a new found focus to empower I am mindful of some other leadership truths…
Some people prefer to be told what to do
Some people prefer to not do the things that I do
The challenge for me as a leader is to know when to push on these and when to back off. Unfortunately I don’t think there is any guidelines or 3-step plans for learning this either. It’s trial and error. I have done it well and I have done it badly. Maybe it’s more about that elusive leadership intuition, that ability to understand something or in this instance, someone, instinctively, a belief that there is more inside the person that they can see in themselves.
With this in mind here are two more aspects of my leadership which I will continue to be disciplined about…
I won’t stop seeing the ‘more’ in you than you see in yourself
I will keep telling you that you can do the ‘more’ than you think you can do
What leadership disciplines do you have?