The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.
Trust is the operating system of every organization and every relationship.
Think about that metaphor.
If the operating system on your computer is flaky, nothing seems to work right. Even if you have the best software programs, an unreliable operating system will cause you constant grief.
The same goes for the trust levels in organizations and relationships. Where trust is fragile, people are always looking over their shoulders. They’re reluctant to share information, collaborate, or accept accountability for results. In low-trust environments, everything seems to slow down. Nobody seems willing to do much of anything without a lot of hoop-jumping and multiple approvals.
Lay Down Your Crown: How to Find Humility in Leadership Huffington Post There is no one who loves to take the reigns more than I do, I mean my logo in my agency, U2R1 Media Inc.
Don Cloud's insight:
If you know it all or do it all, then you are not leading. Worse, you are limiting the success of your organization to the limits of your own capacity. Leaders unleash the talents and passions of their people, and sometimes, that means stepping aside to allow others, yourself, and the organization to grow.
It is not enough for a leader to have courage ... rather, the most powerful leaders must both exude courage in the face of danger and more importantly must draw out and energize the courage of their people to face and defeat that danger.
I live in a culture that makes everything a contest. We take metaphors from sports and try to apply them to every activity of life. We live in a time when the language of athletics has become abbreviations to describe how we live.
Why Workplace Leadership Is About to Get Its First Major Makeover in Over a ... Huffington Post (blog) Our common and traditional approach to leadership hasn't significantly evolved since the dawn of the industrial age.
Don Cloud's insight:
Leaders, people, and organizations either evolve or go "extinct"...now is the time for a big evolutionary leap forward to unleash the untapped/under tapped potential of the net generation!