LEADERSHIP PART THREE – Why am I doing this again?
- Build and reinforce the right culture (promoting gritty and growth mindsets)
- Have a purpose and be authentic
- Aim for alignment
- Reinforce an open communication policy (internal & external)
- Practice active listening (be curious and empathetic)
- Do not be the smartest person in the room
- Support and promote the team over the individual
- Have a plan and take actionThis blog is going to be a bit ugly, by ugly I mean I’ve got too much work on to ‘pretty it up’, so it’s going to be a bit ugly, but not any less valuable! And next week I’ll try and tackle authenticity…
- Your purpose must be about helping, improving or changing something other than yourself
- You can develop a purpose over time – most people don’t wake up one morning with a clear purpose, you need to work on it
- Your purpose doesn’t have to be saving the world
- You can bring some of your purpose into the workplace through ‘role crafting’
- As an organisation, if you have a clear purpose and communicate it well, then you will attract the right employees, the right suppliers and the right customers. It’s that bloody simple
- Your goals must be aligned with your purpose, and you can manage and prioritise your activities around how aligned and effective they are in helping you achieve that purpose
- the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
- a person's sense of resolve or determination.