LEADER’S FIELD GUIDE
It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2020Q1 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 enhance your leadership by being more self-aware and transparent? Use the following recap of the Leader’s Field Guide to remind you of the lessons from this quarter. Using the lens of authenticity, what challenging goals can you set for 2020Q2?
- Rideshare Outburst: We highlighted three tips for acknowledging others contributing to our success, being aware of the informal audience, and handling active and passive hecklers.
- Pass It On: We brainstormed about the merits of forgiving debt including more passion, focus, diversity, and generosity.
- A Dream, Not a Plan: We reviewed King’s vision, belief, and impact as it relates to Sinek’s Golden Circle of Why over What and How.
- Managing Sideways: We discussed increasing collaboration, communication, and cooperation between your peers and your teams by asking courageous questions.
- Strategic Workforce Planning: We learned how a plane, a baby boom, and an outbreak along with socialization, compensation, and leadership affects strategic workforce planning.
- A Dog’s Purpose: We explored how we know if we should fix something or save someone by considering magnitude, potential, and timing.
- Dirt to Rock: We discussed the how people, like clay, can be molded and quickened into vibrant leaders– as long as they aren’t overfired, underfired, dependent, or rushed.
- 24 Hours: We had a great conversation about taking the leap by being encouraged, stretched, committed, and courageous.
- Head in the Sand: We delved into the ineffectiveness ignoring, running from, or hiding from issues and taking them head on, early on.
- Trust, But Verify: We reflected on Theory X Leaders who believe employees dislike work and Theory Y Leaders who believe employees intrinsically enjoy work.
- Sprouting Leaders: We focused on activating potential, increasing ability to absorb lessons, neutralize defenses, and spending energy on proactive endeavors.
I challenge you to make a formal list of outcomes you envision for 2020Q2. What habits can you establish in the next three months that would make those around you see your authenticity fueled by self-awareness and transparency? (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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