We live in an age where problems seem to proliferate around the world, all the time. They are frequently reported, feasted upon by the media and given massive air time. Seven billion attitudes are at risk! What can we do?!
How often do the conditions in your work seem absolutely perfect, only for things to slip out of control? Sometimes a strong tail wind can be perilous - how can you resist the urge to go head on into danger?
It has become accepted in today’s business world that ‘managers’, ‘heads of…’ and ‘directors’ by dint of being in such a titled role are also required to be ‘leaders’ and to create followers.
True following exists where it is about something much, much bigger than you, bigger than your balanced scorecard, bigger than this year’s targets, bigger even that the five year business plan.
Why do people follow leaders? Why do (or would) people follow you?
As a leader it is you that will set and change the pace. Whether you are leading from the front, from within the pack or from behind the front line, your role in influencing, encouraging and setting the speed and creating change will be a huge factor in success.
The more purposelessness there is to everything around us, the more this affects our own purposefulness. Time to simplify.