Monday, July 28th, 2014
WHERE DO YOU STAND AS YOU LEAD?
When you think of yourself leading where do you literally picture yourself?
STOP READING and get an image in your mind. Then see if yours is one of the “positions” listed below.
–In front of your “followers” facing them, inspiring them, exhorting them?
–In front of your “followers” facing forward as in leading a charge?
—In the middle of your “people” coordinating and sending them in all directions?
–Behind your “workers” prodding and pushing like a rock up a hill?
–Behind your “employees? like a shepherd,guiding, keeping the herd together?
–Above your “work force” watching from a distance guiding by reports?
–Walking with your “people” showing unity as you progress?
–Being dragged behind your crew as they charge ahead out of control?
Each position is not an uncommon one in today’s leadership models.
Each takes different skills and fits a different context.
It is helpful for you to know your mental model for leading.
Let me know if you have others to add.
And what works and what doesn’t.