Join Scott Blanchard for an in-depth discussion in this video Being others-focused, part of Stepping Up to Leadership.
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…David Witt: Scott, I know you've been looking at some research into…the impact of self versus others focus when it comes to leaders.…Why does it seem like so many leaders are focused on their own agenda?…Scott Blanchard: Well, mostly because they've got a job to do.…David Witt:…Scott Blanchard: And they're, they're held accountable to some…very specific you know, results, which is totally fair.…But, a lot of times it's, we perceive that all they…care about is their own agenda because what they haven't done,…is they haven't communicated, you know, freely…what they're held accountable to, what their…department or unit actually does to achieve,…you know, their contribution to the big picture.…
David Witt: Okay.…Scott Blanchard: And they haven't, like enrolled people.…And why helping the manager get their job done…is a major part of what, of what they're doing.…And so managers, a lot of the times, they are over focused…on their own results, because their people don't seem to care about them.…The leadership part of being a manager is, is helping people understand exactly…
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