Character over technical competence and mindset over skillset
Think: Gain a different perspective on leadership, in that we are all leaders and thus we all have an accountability to helping the organization grow. Feel: Responsibility towards organizational goals and growth, outside just their usual role/area. Do: Make a commitment to becoming solutions focussed and taking ownership of problems.
Build your culture based on the 95%
Think: The powerful impact we can have on engagement and fulfillment when we lean in and give trust without waiting for it to be earned. Feel: Confidence in being able to give trust in order to build it. Do: Critically reflect on processes/policies etc. they can influence and ask whether they were built for the 5% or 95%, and challenge which individual mindset to operate from.
Think: Understand that we all have imposter syndrome, and that there is no ‘blueprint’ to how we should show us as leaders and individuals. Feel: Acceptance towards the three things guaranteed to happen to us all and thus courage to show up as their true selves. Do: Own who they are and show up accordingly, find a network/create a network/lead a network. Ensure no-one is alone.
Make yourself irrelevant
Think: That we should strive to develop everyone around us, share knowledge and information as it only makes us and the organization stronger when we do that. Feel: Motivated to impart knowledge and reduce risk regarding individual gatekeepers/knowledge holders. Do: Start to share knowledge, processes and look for ways to ensure their files could keep moving forward if they weren’t there.
Understand the bigger impact
Think: Explore the bigger impact our role, task, team, or organization has – attach what we do to a bigger meaning and purpose. Feel: Engaged, motivated, and inspired to know what our real team or organizational purpose is, and proud to be part of that. Do: Understand our specific purpose and allow it to be the foundation of the culture, driving decisions and operations.