Friday, July 22, 2011
Are You Leading in the Cloud?
What's interesting is that the whole Cloud thing really isn't new. Some leaders have been using the "cloud" in their leadership for a long time. Their goal is to intentionally create a cloud of dust so that those who follow them aren't real sure which way they are going. They just trust that the leader knows where he or she is going, so it must be a good thing...right?
Leaders need to be clear...crystal clear. If the people you influence aren't sure where you are taking them, they will deem the journey a waste of time. They want to know, with clarity, 1) "What do you want me to do?" (objective) and 2) "Where will doing this task take me?" (relevance). To borrow an analogy from Little League baseball. Some leaders just want the ball to be fair; to be inside the lines. Anywhere is "good" as long as it's fair. It's time for leaders to quit playing Little League Leadership. It's time for the big league! It's time to be clear!
Do you find yourself working in the "cloud?" Use the "Comment" box to respond...