I remain uncertain if any of us quite appreciate the importance of trust. We retain the unconscious position that trust is black and white with others while an ever expanding gray area in ourselves. Trust webinars, books, and conferences prevail upon us at an increasing rate when the need for trust in those particularly in top roles continues to reign elusive beyond lip service. In the Ben..
As we do our best to present our “perfect” best at work we sometimes leave instead the remnants of our tattered authentic self. We long to belong despite our imperfections. We know what they are and yet hope they are oblivious to none other. There have been times we have all had to endure the ridicule and isolation of others leaving
We can become cloaked in our fears to the point that we can’t see the possibilities around us. Everyone isn’t out to get us. There are people cheering for us to be victorious. The problem is …. that we are in our own way.
Ask yourself this question. Am I the leader I started out wanting to become? Why not? What changed? Character as it relates to leadership has taken on a particular interest for several years. An overwhelming desire to live a life of ethical consistency appears to prevail on the most passionate leaders who deign to merge passion with consistency.
Ken Blanchard speaks on leadership. As an organization face the urgency for change to remain competitive, they generally cut costs, develop new products, become more efficient or improve quality. This often compels to transform as well. With 72% of change programs failing, the culture will likely go unscathed as belief systems are more difficult to change than policies. However, because a new way of doing things requires a new way of thinking, especially from the leaders and organization the initiative will have merely minuscule results if any.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that companies claiming to be transformational are proliferating. When one looks deeper into whether those organizations are truly redefining what they are and what they do, stories of successful change efforts are exceptionally rare. Which is why most leaders have more in common with the Wizard of Oz than Peter Drucker.