Knowing it yourself - that you are the right person to get the job done - is key, and what is equally important is that your organization believes it too. It's about how you demonstrate your ability - operational, managerial and leadership ability. Understanding the situation and actively choosing your behavior and actions to respond to the situation is the mark of an intentional thoughtful leader. Command and control is an essential approach in
Ego is the opinion that you have about yourself. It is also that part of the mind that senses and adapts to the world around you. The opinion that you have about yourself as it relates to the leadership challenge has to be fact based, not as a result of hubris. It comes from experiences both good and bad, and it should be influenced by the responses and reactions of the people around you. When properly wielded, the certain knowledge that you are the right person to get the job done engenders confidence in others. And knowing that you are the right person to get the job done, does not mean you know everything necessary to get the job done.
"If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that . . . I believe in what I do and I'll say that." John Lennon
certain situations, more likely though, even in complicated situations, the situation calls for collaboration, cultivation, coordination. Consistently demonstrating contextual leadership - enabling the right decisions to be made in different situations - engenders confidence that you are the right leader. It's not about being right, it's about enabling the right decision.
Why are effective and admired leaders able to drive the right decisions regardless of the situational context? How do effective, admired leaders demonstrate that they are the right leader for virtually every situation? And how do they continue to cultivate the relationships necessary to enable the success of their team, their organization and themselves?
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