We challenged our readers to rank the 13 statements you'll see in the chart above. 13 is an unhappy number, and these are unhappy statements. The participants in the survey have confirmed that work is not a great place to be.
I have had the privilege this month to develop a proposal for a new kind of leadership- real, in the trench, and action oriented- that honors human dignity. If you are a leader, the current workplace challenges how leadership is practiced. Here's an example: I love the Steven Covey Four Quadrants (see great interpretation by Chis Peterman) but most leaders think that they can't get the three hours it takes to do this simple prioritization with their teams. In the constant multi- tasking and chaos, going through the motions takes priority over reflection, strategy and growth.
This month we're going to focus on how to practice powerful loving- to honor Valentine's Day- leadership in the real world. Let's get rid of the guilt of how we wish we could practice leadership to create lean and flexible approaches for in- the-moment leadership. Academic leadership knowledge is great, but how are you going to change the game by practicing leadership in a new way to mitigate the troubles listed? If it's to be, it's up to me... and you.
I've grouped the statements with similar ratings, starting with the least true and ending with the most true. Your story may be different, we all know we are unique, and benefit from looking at average responses because there's a very good chance some of that is true for us.
Help me with this list of real leadership in the real world. For our contest this month, please send your innovative ideas for growing leadership in the moment to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll share them next month. Together, we can bring back leadership to bring back our teams.