Yes, Leading Your Team and Managing
Them Are Different, BUT:
[And that is a big BUT]
Managing and Leading are not exclusive of one another.
If you want the team to care about the work they put out, to contribute their unique gifts that make your business different, then they need to be inspired, cared for, and led in a way that allows them to do so. Assuming managers are not leaders is like assuming men can't cook (thankfully, as we all know this is not true, I'd starve in my house if it were).
Leadership is a skill that can be developed.
I teach you and/or your managers how to lead through creating an environment that cultivates ownership through fueling strengths, by setting expectations and upholding accountability, by fostering honesty in relationships and trust as a whole...all creating a healthy culture that by default...improves your chances of a healthy bottom line.
(Oh, and this approach provides that word we've been hearing lately: FULFILLMENT)
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"We're Going to Have a Meeting?"
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leadership in the 21st century
Leading successfully is orchestrating a cohesive, self-sufficient team where each and every member embraces responsibility towards their work and makes a commitment to one another.
This is amid ever-changing conditions and ever-evolving circumstances, therefore requiring the ability to influence quick, thoughtful action. This is the hallmark of a team that can adjust and respond. Once this is in place, innovation...disruption...whatever your business' goal is...it will have a much improved chance of achievement.
This is what we will develop, being able to attain the desired outcome through the concerted efforts of your team...while handling the challenges as they come.
Getting people to have a sense of responsibility and ownership towards their actions and decisions requires a trusting, reciprocal relationship. It is serving the employee first, to provide them certainty, then they will serve you...undoubtedly. The results are powerful. As you teach those around you to become self-sufficient, that you trust them and to trust themselves, they begin to tap into their own inner-leader. Each individual ultimately forming a team that is agile, productive, and able to reach peak performance.
This is crucial in a time when it is more important than ever to embrace our human connections in an increasingly technologically dependent 21st century workplace.