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.Continue reading “4 more Models of Leadership Clarity – Being Clear, for Others.”
4 Models of Leadership Clarity. Being Clear, for Others.
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.Continue reading “4 Models of Leadership Clarity. Being Clear, for Others.”
Pause to empower
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?Continue reading “Pause to empower”
Getting Clear is Personal
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.
Continue reading “Getting Clear is Personal”
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance-Stephen Pressfield
Think Differently. Be Clear.
For teams to execute strategy brilliantly, a leader must be clear. Clear about the vision (the direction). Clear about the strategy (the way to move closer toward the vision) in a way that each person can understand the role they play to brilliantly execute that strategy. Clear about the purpose (why the company exists) and how the strategy aligns with this purpose.
One leader who inspired others, and connected to them with his communication in an actionable way, was Steve Jobs former CEO of Apple.
Steve Jobs Think different 1997
Agile, Lean, and The Pivot
As a leader, you are positioned to orchestrate change. You may have teams already working together in a nimble way, and a way in which change comes naturally. Bridge these styles (and often unique languages) together, and you will find that leading – and orchestrating change – throughout the organization comes more naturally.
(When there is alignment and engagement and empowerment, you’ve reached a state of Aligned Momentum)
It is only in the state of Aligned Momentum that performance breakthroughs are possible.
It’s up to you, the leader, to ensure that all players come together to make one enchanting sound. Make communication and clarity a top priority.
Are you over-explaining? Assessing your own courage may give you the answer
Whether you think you are over-explaining or you’ve just been told that you do this, you may or may not truly be over-explaining. Consider what you are explaining and why. And then do one more thing… (take a simple one-phrase self-assessment). Continue reading “Are you over-explaining? Assessing your own courage may give you the answer”