Lead people, not projects
A common mistake is getting overly focused and narrow-minded on delivering the tasks, projects and products and undervaluing the importance of listening to and developing our people.
A considerable responsibility of a leader is ensuring the job gets done, except it’s not the most important one.
Great leaders inspire.
Great leaders offer empathy.
Great leaders develop more leaders.
Great leaders listen compassionately.
Great leaders understand the value of people.
A common mistake for leaders at all levels is getting overly focused and narrow-minded on delivering the tasks, projects and products and undervaluing the importance of listening to and developing their people.
Great leaders lead people, not projects.
Another mistake is believing that the carrot and the stick give a leader more commanding power.
It turns out that being appreciated, heard, and seen has a more powerful impact on us.
Empathy and curiosity in the workplace go a long way in helping us deliver the work and achieve our goals. They might just be two of the most important skills, ones we direly need more of these days.
Genuine leaders that excel at these skills ask powerful questions.
How might I be of service to you?
How can I support you to do your best work?
What do I do that gets in your way?
What do you need?
What stands in the way of you doing your best work?
What’s on your mind?
What do you need from me?
How can I help?
These are only a few; what are some of yours?
Sparknotion – Think Differently.