Everyday leadership integrates the following three statements regarding leaders and decision making from the article.
A variable cluster analysis found strong agreement with the following three statements as the behaviors that distinguished decision making with leader-like accountability and ingenuity:
Before making a decision at a critical time, I invested time and effort to explore multiple perspectives, needs, and ideas through a proactive dialogue with experts and stakeholders.During the decision-making act, I weighed a variety of options.Then, after making the decision, I explained it fully to all stakeholders to reduce the stress of change among those affected.
I would put it this way"
-Gather information, people, and ideas (Do the homework)
-Compare and contrast options, including risks.
-Make the decision
-Explain the decision: communicate, communicate, communicate
A strange thing happened on our way to our second consecutive Super Bowl victory in Seattle. On first and goal on the one yard line, with just seconds remaining, Russell Wilson threw an interception. The air in Seattle was instantly sucked out of our city. Talk about heartbreak. Defeat is always toughest when you are one inch away from victory. The following hours, days and in some cases weeks, were consumed with "whys" and "what-ifs," reliving and rehashing t
Joe Boutte's insight:
"Regret is an appalling waste of time and energy. You can't move forward if you are dragging around your past."
People sometimes have to make others wrong to be right. They do it not to be rude, not to be hateful but because they fear their own bad feelings.
Joe Boutte's insight:
Leadership means having enough confidence in yourself and your team to learn from mistakes rather than find or direct blame for mistakes. Learning is the key to everyday leadership. When we learn, we don't blame, and we accomplish purposes of our team or organization.
In 22 short minutes Lewinsky transforms public perception, moving from a woman who was once narrowly defined by a youthful mistake to emerge as a commanding leader of a Noble cause.
Joe Boutte's insight:
Leadership means overcoming adversity, but most of all, leadership is never quitting. Isn't it good to know that we have opportunities to overcome situations, mistakes, perceptions, and bad decisions? Way to go Monica!
Last year when I was writing my most recent book on The Future of Work, I shared some ideas with my wife (Blake Morgan) around topics that I wanted to include and she said, "You know, you really should write something about women and management."...
In every organization I'm a part of women are leading at the highest levels. I don't see any glass ceilings anymore. This includes government, non-profits, church, and community. In my experience, the most qualified people have risen to the top and have key positions throughout the organizations. Meritocracy seems to reign and that's good for everyone.
A special graduation took place Wednesday evening in the Daviess County Courthouse when the inaugural class of Leadership Daviess County received their certificates during a special ceremony that featured Indiana Sen.
Solving the social problems behind the Baltimore riots requires the sort of politicians we don't have.
Joe Boutte's insight:
In the wake of the riots we see examples of everyday leadership from the people of Baltimore who refuse to be characterized by the lawless behavior of some their youth. Examples of humanity and community continue to emerge. Although the press seems to want to focus on the sensational, the quiet leaders of Baltimore persevere amongst the noise to repair and rebuild. New leaders will emerge and the press will go away, but it's the everyday, and sometimes, nameless leaders that will transform Baltimore and other urban hotspots. Additionally, the police departments are filled with everyday leaders who build bridges with the community one person at a time. Hopefully, the press will start highlighting the "better angels" of Baltimore, citizens and law enforcement officers. It's the right thing to do! Here are some highlights from the US News article that I find encouraging or transformative:
- "Riots can also serve as a powerful contrast for the goodness in humans – and we all cheered for the mother who disciplined her son for joining the rioters. "
- "We were all grateful for the construction workers who brought materials from their job site to board up broken storefront windows. We all respected the citizens of Baltimore who lined up beside the cops to send a message: This must stop now."
- "Those who are too assured, whose comments are too rooted in the one-note tune of blame, aren’t leaders."
- "If we cannot produce leaders who can connect with the people, the cycle of human conflict will continue in the U.S. Old wounds won’t heal. Fighting will persist. The desire for transformative leadership has never been so palpable, or so remote."
An understanding of what exactly constitutes emotional intelligence is important not only because the capacity is so central to leadership but because people strong in some of its elements can be utterly lacking in others, sometimes to disastrous effect.
Still, it is sign that the field is reaching a certain level of maturity that we are beginning to see some counterarguments. Most notably, a Wharton professor, Adam Grant, who in his own research has reported a lack of correlation between scores on tests of emotional intelligence and business results. While Goleman and others contest his methods, Mayer himself pointed out in 2002 HBR article that “emotional intelligence isn’t the only way to attain success as a leader. A brilliant strategist who can maximize profits may be able to hire and keep talented employees even if he or she doesn’t have strong personal connections with them.” But building those strong connections is still probably a safer bet than ignoring them.
I believe that EI is more than a skill, but more of an understanding of every aspect of leadership or human nature. At its core, EI is about people and recognizing their emotions and how to channel that energy using the skills of influence to create human energy that results in products, excellent service, innovation, ideas, and profits, to name a few outcomes.
Named for the 106th mayor of the nation's largest city and the first African American mayor elected in New York City, the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum provides a vehicle for analysis, focus and dialogue around the dynamic elements of urban policies, programs, and initiatives. For the past 20 years, this annual forum has addressed many of the challenging issues including education, the environment, labor, tourism, immigration and fiscal crises that successful and urban ecosystems must contend with.
Always learn something new, everyday! A new thing helps to change an old problem and creates better ways to get the job done. Good leaders recognize that the "new thing" comes from their team and staying connected with them is the best way to learn and lead everyday. Try it and see what you learn and share it!
“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post...
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