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How to Make a New Way of Leading Successful
Whether you know it or not, you have a certain way of leading your team.
They are used to you doing things a certain way.
So if you suddenly change that without saying anything...
It could be very disruptive, and unproductive.
In this episode I share what I've learned about how to introduce a new way of leading to make it successful, in part by making the transition more comfortable and inclusive.
Taking Your Power Back
Are you the hero or the victim of your story?
Sometimes we may be a victim - and not even realize it.
And when we are a victim - we become helpless and hopeless.
This means we don't act, we don't grow and we don't help ourselves or others.
Because we see our situation as "reality" - rather than seeing it as a story that can change.
What Happens When We Already Know
You're listening to this because you want to grow as a leader.
One way to do that is to be aware of your mindset.
Having the right mindset, or perspective, can motivate us to grow and improve.
But having the "wrong" mindset can lead to the opposite of growth.
One limited mindset I see in humanitarian and development supervisors is when they tell themselves "they already know" something.
"They already know" about this person.
Leading Questions versus Quality Questions
When we communicate with others, and especially when coaching, the quality of our questions can have tremendous impact on the outcome.
We can have good intentions, but a question which is leading or directive can shut down a conversation and limit the creativity and resourcefulness of those you work with.
In this episode you'll learn how to know if you are asking leading questions, and what to do about it, so you can communicate more effectively and develop your team at the same time.
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