LEADER’S FIELD GUIDE
It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2019Q1 and consider what you’ve incorporated in to your leadership and what needs more attention. This time, think through each topic from the perspective of work, home, and leisure! Which concepts were new? Did any patterns emerge throughout the quarter? What gaps became apparent in your leadership development? Use the following recap of the Leader’s Field Guide to remind you of the lessons from this quarter. Make a list of “Big Wins” and “New Opportunities:”
- What’s YOUR Prescription? We talked about the health of our leadership and what we would prescribe for the next twelve months regarding commitment, self-care, growth edge, and results.
- The Invisible Foundation: We discussed the importance of a good foundation even though it remains mostly hidden, survives intense turmoil, and serves great purpose.
- Now, That’s Snowmobiling!: We had a great conversation about how to lead people through new experiences by repeating important lessons, expecting more, and allowing mistakes.
- “Low Integrity” Detector Going Off? We brainstormed about why we struggle with personal integrity especially because we might be tempted, trapped, or trifle over details.
- Flourish by Fire: We learned that fires (or tests) can move us through different stages of growth like being under fire, regerminating, or flourishing in our work.
- “Cookie Jar” Loyalty: We talked about what Grandma knew about loyalty program sand incentives because she played games, provided favorites, and invited others.
- The One About the Paint Sprayer: We highlighted three things a team of graduate students learned from a class project: be generous NOT swindled, informative NOT overwhelming, and right NOT gone.
- It WASN’T Like Riding a Bike: We looked at two counterintuitive lessons learned the hard way when doing something new. First, seek advice from experts, then avoid target fixation.
- Four Sides of Technology: We reflected on Dick Tracy’s wearable tech and the impact of technology on our ability to be efficient and personable.
- When the Going Gets Tough: We reviewed positive and negative responses to the harsh Arctic winter by the hibernating Arctic Ground Squirrel, acclimating Arctic Fox, glaciating Wood Frog, and evacuating Arctic Tern.
- Curious or Committed? We discussed doing things SCARED and the impact of limited devotion to a brilliant idea: partial effort means partial results, accountability requires sacrifice, and “What’s next?” becomes “What’s next!”
I encourage you to translate your list of “Big Wins” and “New Opportunities” into formal efforts. Design a plan for 2019Q2. (A special thanks to the powerfully confident and humble-hearted leaders in our weekly Synergy Groups— I learn so much from you and our Spirited conversations.)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michelle Sugerman (PMP, PCC) is a speaker, author, and leadership coach with Leading Synergies. She founded Synergy Groups, virtual masterminds connecting Christians in leadership around the globe for the purpose of Community, Accountability, and Transformation. She also partners with high-performers and heirs-apparent especially in the STEM industries. Michelle’s formal background in technology, franchise, and project management gives her an edge on implementing best practices and scaling towards sustainable success. Michelle lives in Colorado where she hikes fourteeners and enjoys gourmet meals with her loving husband of 22 years.