Leading and living in the now

Leading isn’t solely about getting people to follow you, but instead it’s about serving the group as a whole and pushing toward common goals.

Leading and living in the now
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Have you experienced a team that struggled to collaborate despite efforts? As a leader, this might leave you feeling frustrated and powerless.

To foster breakthrough partnerships, start by removing obstacles. Address issues directly and create an inclusive atmosphere. Ensure everyone contributes in meetings using techniques like one-minute introductions.

Practice humility

Serve the group, not your agenda. Embrace feedback, admit mistakes, and prioritize the team's needs.

Stay present to nurture partnerships

Don't dwell on past failures or future worries. Focus on the moment and encourage active listening, minimizing distractions.

Reflect by answering the following:

  • Do you find that you create a safe and inclusive collaboration space?
  • How do you ensure a balance between top-down and bottom-up leadership?
  • When it comes to priorities, how do you decide between the needs of the team and your own interests?
  • Can you describe your approach to staying focused on the present during interactions?
Positivity in leadership is vital. Remaining upbeat despite challenges motivates and guides teams to success.