" When leaders are responsible for several teams and several levels of teams, there are multiple personalities at play in creating the culture. In other words, it is less a direct reflection of the nature of the leader and more an amalgamation of all of the most dynamic people in leadership." J Loren Norris
Leading ONE might be harder than leading 100. Why is that true?
When leaders are responsible for a small team Of three to five people, there is a group mentality which kicks in. If the leader is a kind and caring person, the team will become like them in many ways and the culture of kindness will begin to flourish. If the leader tends to be rude and tyrannical, the team will also tend to follow suit.
When leaders are responsible for several teams and several levels of teams, there are multiple personalities at play in creating the culture. In other words, it is less a direct reflection of the nature of the leader and more an amalgamation of all of the most dynamic people in leadership.
The larger the organization, the more “tempered” the culture will be - most of the time. The exception would be when the top leader uses policies and operational documentation to manage or manipulate behavior. Rules which don’t serve the vision of the organization more than to satisfy the ego of the leader can be seen as extreme control or even narcissistic tendencies.
When leading ONE PERSON (besides self - SELF IS THE HARDEST) the dynamics change completely. Two people have more discussions, share direct opinions and feelings more readily and confront injustices quickly. Emotions are higher and conflict is deeper when there is no one to balance or break a tie vote.
This is why many partnerships and marriages fail. Co- leadership takes self sacrifice, patience, perseverance, resilience and thick skin.
If you have lead large teams and now are asked to lead a small team or you are venturing out on your own, things like delegation, shared work load, assignments - they are all on you! The spotlight and the curb are both equally yours. You will have to focus more on being the kind of leaders, the kind of person others want to be around.
“Law of magnetism. A leader tends to attract like people to themself.” John Maxwell
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.