How to engage your tribe/organization
Working for over 20 years with 500+ leaders and their companies, listening deeply to them and to their co-workers and other stakeholders, taught me some valuable lessons. Today I share those lessons with you.
The most important lesson is:
It is all about YOU!
You founded the company and/or your lead the company.
People are looking at you.
They expect something from you:
To lead them. To lead them with a vision, clear, powerful, unwavering.
To involve them. To listen deeply, with an open mind. To listen for insight, not for (dis)agreement.
To choose. To choos wisely and to explain your choices.
To trust them. To let them do their work, their way. They are professionals. You hired them.
To inspire them. To make them want to be part of this. To make them want to be an ambassador.
To hold them accountable. To know that they have to give the best of themselves. Because you do, all the time.
And what does it take?
To have a clear compass, consisting of your soul’s mission, your core values and your highest vision.
To walk your talk, no matter what.
To lead from trust.
To raise your consciousness, to enable you to zoom out, have a different perspective, be wise and compassionate, whilst keeping your boundaries and your vision.
To listen to your intuition and trust your gut.
To be authentic, vulnerable, open and honest.
To be fully present. To listen deeply, with all your senses.
To take full responsibility. For everything. Always. Dismiss the victim in yourself, for ever.
To stop pleasing people. You have a vision, what other people think about that doesn’t matter. Lead from the inside out, from your compass, not from the outside in: from other peoples opinions.
To be courageous. Dare to be different. Dare to decide. Dare to slow down. Dare to come back on your decisions and admit that you were wrong.
This is not for the faint-hearted. This requires courage, endurance and focus. And lots of self-reflection, self-relativity, and humor.
Just in case you need a sparring partner, trusted advisor, mentor, let’s talk:
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