A few words about leadership
Leadership is about making something new and different
happen, something that simply wouldn't happen without
you.You don't have to have people working for you to be a leader.
You can be working on your own and still be a leader as long as
your agenda is to make something new and different happen.
What is often unappreciated about leadership is that success
depends to a large degree on how you deal with problems and with
the unpredictability of life.We often make the absurd assumption
that things will go to plan. They never do - we are constantly
confronted by unexpected difficulties , things we could never have
anticipated. Sometimes it's just bad luck. At other times we are
often overwhelmed by the amount of things we need to get done and
how difficult everything has become; we find results we expected to
get fall short. We find things we expected to work which don't. We
find people we thought we could count on letting us down.
What's also unappreciated is that none of this ever gets any
easier.In fact the opposite is true - the more successful you are
the more issues you have to face and the issues are bigger and
hairier and they come at you faster and in greater volume. Being
successful has many compensations , but an easier ride as a leader
isn't one of them.
We spend a lot of time on high performance leadership in
the mentoring sessions. High performance means getting results with
speed and resilience whatever issues you are facing.
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