… share the wear

‘Charlie, I need to change suppliers, these have let me down yet again – why can’t they get it right …’

Delivery problem Ben?

‘I need to change ’em Charlie, they don’t share the vision.’

Hey, let’s not alienate ourselves from colleagues, our team, that’s not what successful leadership is about … who is it that needs change?

‘Yes I know what you are saying, but these guys already know what I want – I shouldn’t have to keep explaining how we operate… and I’m busy, I’ve my own work to do plus I don’t have time to hold their hand.’

Be steady Ben, I know you have had a lot on the plate just now but take a step back.

By being seen as aloof, wrapped up in your own world, you will soon realise that to others you may seem too intense, unapproachable.

Be the leader who is true to you, the person. Show some transparency, be more approachable, invite comment, encourage communication. You’ll find more ‘stuff is done!’

We’ve all been where you are today. Just too busy to care about others …

‘But …’

Hang on, share something, share just a little more.

You know,it was not so long ago I recall making a conscious decision to explain my own vision of the company to others, the vision I thought they shared.

Trouble was, I’d been working with them already twelve months and shared very little …

‘Share Charlie, share …’ Ben added wryly.

Try it Ben, it’s a win-win – with immediate results, I found the ideas flowed with renewed enthusiasm after a share of the vision and realised that to lead others, I needed to share more, to offer vision and to lead by example.

Life has a way of leading us a merry dance Ben, take time for a smile as we learn the steps.

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past twelve years I've been away from the 'big smoke' ... and the decision to relocate my business to the North has been the best move of my career. So far. I am a writer and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development. I now consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could entail a biography, or simply bringing diary pages to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore, if you'd like to join me fortnightly for Wednesday ZOOM or either Tuesday or Thursday for (in-person) morning coffee, please get in touch. I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go! charliekenny@live.co.uk

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