The Leadership Challenge
As a leader what would you say is the greatest challenge about leadership? There may be a litany of struggles that come to mind. But what have you found to be the greatest challenge? Throughout my years of being a coach and business owner, I have found HUMANS to be the hardest part of leadership.
Humans are dynamic, complex and bring life experiences we cannot fully understand. They present with unique qualities and attributes that can be both appreciated and confusing. So as a leader how do you learn to look beyond what is before you. How do you learn to withhold judgement and use curiosity to understand the unknowns?
I have worked with many leaders, such as yourself, who have been faced with human dynamics that have led to frustration and straight up disillusionment. My coaching approach guides them toward understanding the unique stories. I coach leaders to look beyond the obvious. I encourage them to pause and use empathy and heart. When you present as being curious and ask questions you begin to make connections between thoughts and behaviors, attitudes and belief systems and personal values.
If you are a leader who is quick to judge or simply gets frustrated and throws up your hands. I encourage you to take a pause. Be curious and ask a few questions.
Not only will you be acting with kindness, but you will begin to gain an understanding of the uniqueness of your HUMANS.
By gaining clarity about the individual stories you will shift your perspective, understand what is not being said, and become compassionate. You will become a leader who realizes being HUMAN is a journey with all the twists and turns.
I encourage you to be a leader who serves your people from your higher purpose, recognize your unique story, and make a positive impact on those you lead.
I hope you found this week’s newsletter inspiring and helpful. Let’s continue the conversation.
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Dr. Dionne Kress,