Friday, January 06, 2017

Thankfully You Don’t Need To Pressure People

The nature of leadership is taking people to places they haven’t been. Thankfully, you don’t need to pressure people in order to challenge them to reach higher. Anticipate disengagement once you begin pressuring people.

Believe in people. Don’t let faults and frailties be the reason you stop believing. You just haven’t unleashed their genius yet.

Engage them in defining better. Stop convincing people you’re right. Define better together. Inspiration is belief that things can be better.

Ask challenging questions. Curiosity inspires.

Once you define better, ask questions. Don’t bark orders.

Find energy by eliminating trivialities.

Repeating behaviors that don’t work discourages.

Letting go feels like freedom – freedom fuels inspiration.

Inspiration requires reflection. Provide space for busy people to evaluate the outcomes of their behaviors.

Where will you be in 6 months – invites people to think about where they’re going. It’s difficult to feel inspired when destinations are murky. If you continue doing the same thing, is opportunity to reflect on effectiveness and efficiency.

Inspiration requires purpose.

Purpose ignites energy.

Energy fuels movement.

Heart: the power of challenging questions begins with the leader’s heart.

You must believe in the mission and the people, in order to spark inspiration.

Manipulative questions result in resistance, not inspiration.

Helping people craft their path forward expresses alignment with their passions, belief in their abilities and expectation for their success.

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