In just the past twelve months, I have enjoyed the opportunity to facilitate conversations with leaders all across North America and the Caribbean. These people represented publicly traded & privately held companies; for profit & not-for-profit ventures; volunteer & paid roles; governments & government agencies; some with many years of experience & others who were green in their positions.
No matter how one might describe their positions and organizations there are, in my observation, two areas that all leaders seem to struggle with at one time or another. I kept hearing stories, reasons, justifications and just plain ‘ol excuses from “leaders” as to why they just couldn’t connect with their “subjects”….and that’s when it hit me. The problem, about 89.9% of the time, is rooted firmly in issues of communication and business relationships.
Over the coming weeks, I’m going to shed some light on how you can avoid the pitfalls holding back so many other people, so you can enjoy the success you have earned and should be sharing with those around you.
I challenge you to copy down the following idea and review it each day for a week.
“Leadership is not a title, it’s a show of respect which occurs only when people choose to follow .”