Sharp turns, bumps in the road, and dead-end streets. It’s easy to give metaphorical expressions for navigating the rough spots. Maybe what we really need is better leadership.
Everyone has a chance to lead. It’s an opportunity that awaits although many don’t often pause long enough to see it.
Conditions for Leading
Busy is a condition, it’s also a great excuse. People can be too preoccupied and that can detract from their focus.
Often effectiveness is missing.
Listening matters. We hear sounds or noises. True listening involves spending the time and energy required to comprehend or understand what you are hearing.
The truth often is, people are lazy listeners.
If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you’ve seen a thing or two. If you’ve been in the workforce even in the past few years, you’ve encountered a lot.
We’ve went from a raging, fantastically exciting economy, to getting knocked to our knees by the threat of a virus. Now, violence and disruption have hit our streets and shattered our communities.
Anyone can lead, and now is a great time to be involved.
Better leadership is an opportunity. It is an opportunity that is needed now, and it will be continuously needed in the future.
Leading, listening, and understanding the difference between busy and effective are all leadership challenges.
Transformation surrounds everyone. The choices you make today will impact your contribution to what the future looks like.
Everyone needs to move on, move forward, or move out of the way of progress.
Lead in your workplace, your community, or for a cause that you care deeply about.
Make things better.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.