It’s a natural process to be impacted by someone’s leadership and then copy that leadership for a season.
It’s what you know so it’s what you do.
But at some point you have to learn to lead through your voice and style.
Just because someone you deeply respect does certain things in their leadership of others doesn’t mean you should.
It’s so liberating to be able to lead from who you are. Here’s how to do it:
1. Learn to pay attention to your intuition.
Non-robotic leadership begins with learning to pay attention to your gut. Don’t gloss over moments. Watch body language. Try to discern the feel of the group you’re leading in relation to the issues that are most pressing. Don’t assume everyone’s on board. Don’t assume everyone is antagonistic. Where are you hyping yourself past reality? Where do you need to be brutally honest? Where because of insecurity do you want to ignore what is really happening?
2. Courageously experiment with different strategies and tactics.
Finding you own leadership voice and style won’t happen if you’re always waiting on someone to give you permission. Give yourself permission. And try…Continue Reading