“It boils down to three key areas where a [leader] who does too much hurts their [organisation]: They don’t allow their people to develop. They diminish the value of the [organisation]. They limit their ability to ever leave.“ via 3 Ways You’re Hurting Your Company by Doing Too Much | Inc.com.
Action Steps: Influencing others? Ask more and talk less. Be patient and give people time to come to conclusions. Value your own experience in your decision making process. via How We are Convinced.
As more organizations are becoming flatter, the looming question is whether it’s possible to “do more with less” or whether it’s necessary to rethink the distribution of power and control as described by Peter Drucker, Peter Block and Gary Hamel among others. Emergent Leadership Topples the Pyramid shows what a non-hierarchical view of leadership looks like. But these four practices are needed in order to self-organize successfully and prevent spiraling into chaos. via The 4 Practices of Successful Flat Organizations – Jesse Lyn Stoner.
“Every day, you and the people who work for you need to make decisions. Many decisions. As the leader, you may take it upon yourself to make the most critical ones, but for the company to thrive you have to be sure that the people who work for you develop this essential skill. One of the best decisions you can make, therefore, is to decide to devote time to helping your team improve their decision-making. Here’s how.“ http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/dzBUL6xy0Ys/story01.htm
“..so she hung this sign on her door: …and explained to her employees that she had been underserving and undervaluing them by answering all of their questions and giving them… Read more Weaving Influence | Is Your Way The Only Way? →
“If indecisiveness is a problem at your company, you can use these three strategies to help get better at pulling the trigger.” http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/8j06CITT2-Y/story01.htm
“At its heart, leadership is about taking initiative and influencing those around you — and that doesn’t just apply to people at the top of an organizational hierarchy. Everyone in an organization can demonstrate leadership, and they should.” via Leadership Tip: It’s How You Act, Not Your Position – Forbes.
“It’s not rocket science. Being a better leader starts with the little things. Here’s what you need to know.” via 21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com.