All my worst leadership moments were when I was over-stressed, hurried, depressed or angry. My most effective moments were when the future was the person I brought into the room.
… is it possible to go deeper and help individual team members engage with matters beyond their individual domains in positive ways? Specialists can show up to meetings as generalists, and they discover in a culture of honour and respect that they can engage with others with empathy and greater influence.
Leading in a transparent way generates trust. Transparency lives before people with integrity. But transparency is what a lot of so-called leaders shun. Transparency is a vulnerable place, and for some, that is too dangerous. They would rather hide. Either behind unnecessary secrecy, using information as a weapon, or behind a mask. The problem is […]
In my last post, I began to explore radical transparency from a the example of a client organisation. To lead transparently generates trust. This kind of leadership shows up before people with integrity. However, a lot of leaders baulk at precisely this invitation to transparency. It is a vulnerable place, and for some, it is […]
One the delegates on a Change Management Practitioner I led shared with us a remarkable initiative within her organisation, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, the regional police force for that part of England. What follows is with the kind permission of the Constabulary. Rumour Mill is, in essence, very simple. It is an intranet discussion board, where anyone […]
Most people in project management have been told about the classic triangle: time, cost, quality; sometimes called the scope triangle. Its overall focus is on stewardship of spend, on containment, on control. You know, the one that looks like this: It encourages managers to consider how the impact of a suggested change might affect the […]
According to Professor Bruce Lloyd of London’s South Bank University, “The critical issue is, not change, but trust.” Bruce Lloyd This is consistent with research by Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group, San Francisco. In his, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Lencioni illustrates how in an executive team trust is a fundamental platform […]