Leadership Is Not a Spectator Sport

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As a leader, you are integral to and embedded in your team. This means that your actions, your priorities, the questions you ask and the behaviors you reinforce shape your organization’s culture. Understanding your role is key to reaching goals and guiding transformation.

The secrets of effective leadership may not be what you think. In fact, one of the lessons we can learn from the most successful leaders is that what you think is almost always up for revision. Like a winning sports coach, good leaders jump in at the right moment, asking the right questions, getting clarification and reassuring the team. Just as importantly, they know when to jump back out and let the team lead, buoyed by the “trainer’s” trust, inspiration and support.
Leaders who understand that their role calls for active engagement will be ready to prepare their organizations by building a supportive, communicative culture.

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