LEADER’S FIELD GUIDE
It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2019Q3 and consider what you’ve incorporated into your leadership and what needs more attention. Think about how each topic challenges you and your organization. Where could you be more more focused, measured, and positive? Use the following recap of the Leader’s Field Guide to remind you of the lessons from this quarter. Using the lens of impact, what challenging goals can you set for 2019Q4?
- What if…? We talked about being a chief rebel or lead disrupter by dropping preconceived notions, entertaining more possibilities, and adopting a fresh attitude!
- Survival Mode is Not Forever Mode: We discussed the courage it takes to understand suffering is not work ethic, resilience is not identity, money does not dictate career strategy, and survival mode is not forever mode.
- C’mon, You’re with Me: We focused on people feeling extraordinary when they are promoted, treasured, and protected.
- What’s on Your Dashboard? We had a great conversation about thoughtfully identifying the measure, target, source, and frequency, so we can lead performance improvement with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
- The Ripple Effect: We highlighted the causes of the Ripple Effect: past experiences, current beliefs, and future impact, which create constructive or destructive interference on our work and others.
- Aviate, Navigate, Communicate: We learned that the Federal Aviation Association’s use of a simple yet powerful checklist of Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate.
- Stuck in Traffic? We reflected what a traffic jam tells us about our organizations through the symbolism of rush hour, congestion, and flashing lights.
- Feedback & The Johari Window: We reviewed The Johari Window Model and the impact of self-disclosure and self-awareness on open communication and blind spots.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: We talked about encouraging growing poppies to exchange envy for gratitude and develop new areas of expertise AND tall poppies to stand in greatness while channeling it toward excellence.
- Ladybug Tactics: We brainstormed about the benefits of minimizing irritants, staying hungry, and balancing tough with tender leadership.
I challenge you to make a formal list of new habits that refine desired skills. I would especially encourage you to keep a narrow focus, measure what you want to improve, and expect positive outcomes. Design a 2019Q4 plan for impact. (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 hosts global masterminds, called Synergy Groups, for REALLY BUSY Christians leading with powerful confidence and humble hearts. She works with high-performing leaders focused on organizational effectiveness by refining strategy, inspiring teams, and delighting clients. Michelle specializes in the areas of information technology, project management, franchise management, and business as mission. Michelle lives in Colorado where she hikes fourteeners and enjoys gourmet meals with her loving husband of 22 years.