Does anyone else remember this joke: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
Pilgrims! Yeah, it’s a groaner, and for some reason my mind latches on to bad jokes I learned in grade school.
Sadly, it’s no joke that despite a plethora of leadership information there are still plenty of ill-prepared leaders and underperforming teams. Early in my leadership career I was well-intentioned and ill prepared. I want to be part of the solution and empower leaders and train future leaders.
I encourage you to not overthink leadership. I have conducted a few leadership training sessions with teams this month and always encourage leaders to focus on the fundamentals of leadership. It is fundamentals that win championships in sports and it is fundamentals that create the best leaders and high performing teams. So, just what are those fundamentals?
The world “Leader” actually has assumptions that expose those fundamentals. I blogged about some of these fundamental assumptions this month.
While not implied in the word “Leader” it is also true that leaders are relentlessly developmental. They know that the results they seek and are responsible for, are achieved by the people they lead. Therefore, it is to everyone’s benefit for leaders to build the people around them. Here is a book recommendation for you: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go. It is one of my favorite leadership books and one I frequently recommend to people.
Below are some other great articles about leadership!
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