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The longer I lead and manage people the more I realize that the most important element in leading and managing people is actually people.
Sometimes we seem to forget that principle.
Leadership - People - People - Conflict
Leadership is about people. It’s relational. It depends on learning how to interact with people, how to encourage them, how to have healthy conflict, how to recruit them, and how to keep them informed.
You get the idea.
Information - Problem - Decision - Leader - Impacts
This is not new information, but the problem is every decision a leader makes impacts people. Some make the leader popular. Other decisions make the leader unpopular. Therefore, if not intentional it’s easy for many leaders to become people-pleasers, trying to make sure everyone is happy. Other leaders go to another extreme and become a controlling leader; never allowing anyone input into the leader’s life or the decision making process.
I can be guilty of this as well.
Solution - Stakeholder - Analysis - Situation - Decisions
One solution for me has been to do a stakeholder analysis of the situation before making major decisions. When I consider the person’s interest and power or influence in the organization it can help the way I respond in making the decision, who’s involved in that process, and help us stay focused towards the mission, while...
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