Sometimes deadline-driven leaders forget to pay attention to the people around them. They miss the conflict, miss spotting social loafing (when the team is carrying a non-performing member), aren’t aware of the culture in the team and focus only on doing instead of the primary objective – leading.
I think we may be excused (short-lived) from this as our training in accounting articles sets us up that way. It set me up that way too. Luckily, I had an employee who told me I wasn’t leading and just doing – which rocked my perfect world & pulled me out of my predetermined autopilot.
❇️Introspection, reflection and knowing your limits
❇️Inspire people to challenge
❇️Thriving through a good network of people around you
❇️ Great leadership starts within
❇️Asking personable questions
❇️Busting our biases and assumptions
❇️Leaders create ripples
❇️Finance & the word Love
Where is your focus❓
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