I’ve been working through some new ideas on leadership. Everywhere you turn you hear the experts talking about how, “We lack the leadership needed to carry us into the future.”
That’s a problem.
After considering it for the last six months or so, I think I have some of the answers… things that I don’t see anyone else talking about.
Before sharing my ideas, I’ll put it out there and let our readers share their opinion. What do you think…
What is the biggest problem with leadership? What is the solution?
I’ll share my ideas next week!
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A failure to communicate.
In small organizations, you can’t help but develop shared context, goals and objectives. As an organization grows, it becomes a bigger and bigger game of “telephone” where the message gets distorted and people are forced to develop their own (often conflicting) agendas. Leaders need to dig down into all levels of the organization and learn to listen, understand how their message is being perceived and adjust accordingly. If the message is clear and you have good people, the next step is to get out of their way, clear any obstacles for them and trust them to execute.