He’s found in many workplaces where a management title has allowed the ego to take over.
The fiasco with Bronwyn Bishop reminds me so much about many managers I deal with: Having their title means that they are now “God” or the font of all knowledge, having all the rights under the sun.
A great way to build a high stress, 60-hour week, where your people are disengaged and spend more time on seek.com!
Jim Collins in his book “Great by choice” highlights that a person’s attitude rather than their knowledge is the best measure of a leader:
“Change is accelerating, uncertainty is permanent, and chaos is common. Yet some leaders and entrepreneurs navigate these conditions exceptionally well. They don’t merely react; they create. They don’t merely survive; they prevail. They don’t merely succeed; they thrive”
One of the most powerful tools used on our unique Leadership NOW program is our “Interpersonal Flexibility” measure. It is a game changer for many people – like being hit in the head with a piece of “4 be 2”.
If you have a title ensure that you DO allow opportunity for plenty of “How Others See me” feedback. Both formal and informal feedback is critical for keeping your leadership sharp and on track.
For some strange reason this also engages people to create fun, productive workplaces where ideas, innovation and trust thrive.
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