Leadership at all levels
What if we had leadership-at-all-levels of organizations? What if everyone took steps to change what is no longer serving?
If this really was the reality of the workplace, we would surely have living and breathing organizations, evolving continuously with the help of all.
What is needed for that to happen?
Connection breeds productivity. In healthy organizations, connection is evident in the relationships between people, a need to work at personal bests, a desire for progress, active and authentic inclusion of all stakeholders, one shared focus and loads of stories that demonstrate contribution to
Sound like utopia? Not really.
It can exist, with:
Ownership is the outcome of involvement. Involvement breeds trust, belief and commonality. Great leaders nurture this from the outset.
Common languages, behaviors and expectations are at the core of inspiring work environments. They encourage an appreciation of ‘if I do this, what will it impact’, enabling all into a heightened state of intention and awareness.
Efforts and stories revolve around the same exciting future, one that brings hope.
People are crying out for more connection in the workplace; it’s the antithesis of a legacy where working in isolation prevails, a win vs lose attitude exists, hierarchies that reward few both thrives and separates the masses while #mediocrity rules.
It’s the only way to move beyond a group of disparate individuals to a co-joined, self-correcting, relevant and ever-changing entity.