I LOVE LEADERSHIP!! I think about it all the time, how I interact, how I engage, how I improve, and why I have only chosen to read leadership books. blogs, videos, etc. It has to be because I LOVE LEADERSHIP!! So how do we L.O.V.E in Leadership?
Immature leadership, as well as ineffective leadership, does not LET OTHERS do much of anything. Control, fear, and lack of an ability to share, all contribute to the micro manager, the non listener, and the party of one leadership style, that works in the short term, but over time will lose confidence, lose respect, and lose loyalty of those who work and follow. We MUST LET OTHERS breathe, speak, listen, critique, share, play, run, work, make mistakes, and most importantly LEAD!! Any organization creating a barrier for the young, the forgotten, the new, or the different will eventually find themselves at a crossroads of ineffective leadership.
We are HUMAN.....which means we make mistakes, we have bad days, we hurt ourselves and others, and we might even struggle in the work place at times. The leader who ONLY puts value on the product will never see the value of the people who work tirelessly in front of them. The bottom line is only strong if it can support the people who stand on it. The goals and non negotiables are still carried out by mere humansl The product, which may be made by a computer who doesn't need a leader who Values Empathy, is still dreamed, imagined, and engineered by a human who does need our care. The leaders who have the capability to listen, forgive, and give strength back to the people around them, will find the people around them will do ANYTHING for them!!
So remember to L.O.V.E Leadership! We can probably put it all together and
Let Others Value Empathy sometimes too...because leaders are human, and WE will need someone to be there for us someday very soon!!
Thanks for stopping by. These are musings on how I see leadership in the world and how I continue to try and grow through my lens.