Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up
As we finish April, we find the year is fully in swing, people are into their rhythm, budget wrangles are (temporarily) behind us, and progress is prized!
To maximize the value of all this spring-like energy, focus on applying your transformational leadership skills to align all this energy and passion in the right direction. This should bump your productivity, and that of your team and other collaborators.
Have a bias for action – Meetings all have a purpose, and decisions are made and action taken to fulfill them (with deadlines!)
Have a bias for the truth – Pursue the truth in all interactions, and challenge assumptions. Stress test them against real market and corporate conditions. Prize real news over good news (actively discourage that “yes men” stuff).
Take constructive approaches to conflict resolution – There is a win-win lurking in every situation, as long as the true needs of each participant are discussed, valued and addressed as part of the solution. Be the first to seek common ground, stay action-oriented and forward-thinking. If you find yourself rehashing the past, stop and reorient your thinking!
Seek the best results for your people – and prioritize connecting them to the resources they need to succeed.
Plug once again into the real motivational drivers of everyone with whom you work – How can you best unlock their maximum contribution by tying their professional role to what truly motivates them?
If you are a Leader of One (aka yourself), you can still adopt the transformational leadership mindset and put it to use over the next 90 days. These skills work on peers and bosses just about as well as they do on subordinates. Plus, over time you can gain a solid reputation as a highly productive collaborator whom others seek out.
It’s May: Spring into action! Align your passion with your goals to give productivity a big boost in the right direction!
Call us for a deeper refresher about the transformational mindset, and how to embed it in yourself, and in your team.