LEADER’S FIELD GUIDE
It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2019Q4 and consider what you’ve incorporated into your leadership and what needs more attention. Think about how each topic challenges you and your personal relationship with individual team members. How can you leverage your leadership in such a way that those around you feel supported and protected? Use the following recap of Leader’s Field Guide to remind you of the lessons from this quarter. Using the lens of caring for others, what challenging goals can you set for 2020Q1?
- Responsible vs. Accountable: We focused on removing role confusion to improve morale, balance workloads, increase efficiency, and establish accountability.
- Curse of the Superstar Leader: We discussed that if you are brilliant, talented, and driven, then the same characteristics that enable you to reach your goals may also be impeding your leadership.
- Childlike Work: We remembered that as children, we were virtually incapable of being bored. We took limitless risks, had an insatiable curiosity, and considered infinite possibilities.
- Snowplow Leadership: We learned how to resist the urge to hover over employees or mow down their obstacles by building trust.
- The Peacock & Its Nemesis: We talked about the three miseries hidden by the self-absorbed leader: self-sabotage, arrogance, and insecurity.
- Drive Thru Project Management: We explored how the drive thru experience is similar to project management along with measured commitment, refined expectations, and quality assurance.
- Can’t Sink My Ship: We brainstormed about how building a ship relates to preparing for adversity, launching new efforts, and balancing incoming challenges.
- Lunar Leadership: We considered leaders who have a dark side, absorb anything positive, and are a damaging force felt around the world.
- Stay in Your Lane: We learned to stay in our own lane by adhering to boundaries, empowering others, and working with excellence.
- Snow Globe Perspective: We wondered if leaders who are fragile, myopic, and stormy may be out of the loop, stagnant in growth, and causing a chaotic atmosphere.
I challenge you to make a formal list of outcomes you envision for 2020Q1. What habits can you establish in the next three months that would make those around you feel cared for, supported and protected? (I can hardly express my gratitude for 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.
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