(in my best movie announcer voice)
WHERE EVERYONE WAS STRONG...
ALL THE TIME!!!
It EXISTS!! In a fake world we call FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!! The real world of leadership doesn't look ANYTHING like the world Mr. Zuckerberg maintains for us!
In the real world, the strong leader only gets stronger when they invest in those who need a part of that strength. The goal ISN'T to be the strongest member of your team. Only one person wins there. The goal is to identify the weakest member, realizing the weakest member changes day to day, hour to hour, and minute to minute, and could be YOU! Leaders embrace them, assist them, and give them the tools to STOP being the weakest member for that minute, hour, or day. When we do that, EVERYONE on the team wins!!
There was a terrible show on TV years ago with a woman that used to say:
"You are the WEAKEST LINK...GOODBYE!!"
Can you imagine if that was the way that the world ACTUALLY worked. We would ALL be fired if in that ONE MOMENT, we were evaluated, assessed, and action was taken!!
Great leaders have the ability to see past that struggling moment to share their gifts, their knowledge, and LEAD (novel concept) that team member to a new positive and successful outlook that helps the team reach their COLLECTIVE goal more effectively!
Stop working to be the STRONGEST and start looking for the WEAKEST to share all that great stuff you have to move your team toward SUCCESS!!
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.