“I’m taking more risks.”
Those were the leader’s first words to me. And when inspired leaders say something profound, and I believe they are speaking on behalf of many of us, I simply record the words and share. This is one of those cases.
“I’ve made a commitment to my team,” he said. “I will set a different paradigm for how to lead. I’m not going to diminish my leadership. I’m not going to dial it down. I won’t allow others to dial it down. I’ve been given gifts and tools – and I’m going to us them without apology.
“Before, I’d wait for the evidence to prove it was time for me to step forward. But, I fundamentally believe leadership happens when we don’t wait for such evidence. So I’m stepping forward.
“I must seize the moment I have now. I’m determined to be successful at whatever I touch.
“And I’ll equip others to be the same.”
How will you reveal your heart this week?
This assumes the leader steps forward with wisdom, knowlege and experience. Leaders must remember the critical element of collaboration, from which wisdom, knowlege and experience arise. Collaboration builds trust to set a new course, even when some team members may disagree.