Last week I posted 4 Models of Leadership Clarity. All examples were of male leaders. Although I pulled those 4 based on my research of major companies that have orchestrated change, with Clarity being a big part of that, I feel the need to add more. This post includes all female leaders.
With this post I aim to help you be clear for others, with a bit on how to communicate and more about how to be so that your communication has the best chance of landing with another person. I’ll provide insight followed by a video clip of a leader who models this way.
Clarity involves getting clear for yourself and being clear in your communication with others, so that they might also gain clarity.
As leaders, we want to be clear. Breakthrough performance becomes possible with alignment and momentum. Alignment and momentum both hinge on clarity. Ineffective communication results in a disconnection between strategy and execution.
I use the phrases get clear for you, set the stage, be clear for others, and create a rhythm to describe how leaders continuously orchestrating change for their organizations. Because there will always be change required and it is you, the leader, who ensures that an ability and willingness to always be moving smartly forward is natural in your organization; it’s simply what everyone knows is expected there, and they are committed to do their part.
Choose whichever words or phrases remind you of your practice, and continue support your ability perform and to orchestrate change. Know that holding the position of leader does not mean you are practicing leadership. Consider what your current leadership practice is, and what about your business, role, workplace or life that is not yet aligned with what you really want. Now consider what can be with an effective leadership practice in place.
Today I shared a conversation with a business owner about remote conversations. We especially honed in on the power of the pause.
There are many types of pauses. The pause I speak about most in Pivot to Clarity is one that takes you away from the busy-ness of work and life, to think deeply, creatively, and strategically about the future.
Now, let’s talk about pausing before we speak, and throughout any conversation. There’s even benefit to pausing while presenting. If having your words land in an understandable and memorable way with the other party or audience, read on.
If you’re like me, you may be a quick thinker, and find it easy to allow words to flow eloquently … and yet … are you being clear? Are you being so clear that others can get clear?
What holds you back from getting so clear about where you want to head, that north star that pulls you and all who share the journey toward it? The toughest hurdle might be from inside you: resistance to change.
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance
This blog is about leadership and, as entitled, collaborative action. That means — more than one person is involved. Pivoting your business, also requires leadership, collaboration, and action or execution.
You may envision pivoting as being a super quick shift, like footwork in basketball, and as used as an analogy for individuals or early-stage start ups that move quickly from one strategy, idea, action, market, mindset, etc. to another. Leaders know that turning-on-a-dime is often not possible and rarely sustainable across the organization.
How are you looking at
your life, leadership and business – and all that is in your world?
There is the
world and there is the world as you perceive it, and the perspective – your
point of view – you associate with it. You are not in control of the
world. You are in control of your perspective, which
creates your world. And so, you are in control of your
Your world encompasses
you and everyone in your circle. Further, as a leader, your circle creates many
circles with many people touched by the ripple resulting from your actions and
How you show up, and
what you say and do, are driven by your perspective. You create a context, at
work and in every place you lead …
Leaders, you can’t change a person but you can change the context you create at work and in every place you lead.