If you’re out there leading the way at work or outside of work, but find yourself dancing solo, remember this: even the best GPS can’t get you anywhere without a willing passenger.
Here’s how to turn those solo strolls into thriving caravans:
Tune in to the right station. Leaders who listen so others will talk build trust and create spaces where creativity and connection thrive.
Call them by name. Find out what they care about outside of work and talk with them about it.
Map out a shared vision. ️ Clear communication and a collaborative approach ensure everyone’s on board for the journey—and excited about the destination!
Great answers are irresistibly attracted to great questions like “How can I?”; “How can we?”; “What can I do or stop doing to make it easier to work with me?” Then, do what feels right. Try it. *Great* awaits!
Fuel up with appreciation. ⛽️ Recognizing achievements isn’t just a pit-stop on the way to success; it’s the high-octane fuel that keeps everyone moving forward together. The behavior you recognize is the one that gets repeated.
Look for the good you can recognize and acknowledge it before it’s deleted. Ask, “Who can I recognize today and in what meaningful way?”
Remember, leadership isn’t a one-way street. ️It’s not about building followers. It’s about building partners. It’s about learning from those who paved the way, learning from each other, sharing the wheel, and navigating those unexpected detours together.
So, ditch the Lone Ranger act and start building a community of fellow explorers and partners. Because when it comes to leadership, the best journeys are always shared.