I’m a great coach and a pretty good conversationalist, but I’m not so good at sitting in this space and writing what I think people might want to read. There is so much going on in the world of leadership today, I’m sure you have things to say; I know many of you are talking about it.
Leadership is not easy; decisions that make sense in the short term can hurt in the long-term and vice versa. Things leaders say and do about one thing can seem – and actually be – counter-productive to another. Leaders cannot please all people and everyone will use leaders for stone throwing practice at some point. No problem – it is part of the territory. As an experiment, though, let’s try to assume positive intent (I know. I’m not that naive, but many begin with positive intent) and discuss what works and what does not in being a leader: self, others, organizations, communities.
What difficulties do you have leading?
What difficulties do you have being led?
What solutions can you offer?