Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Lead from "me" to "we": Define the past, present, and future, part of Executive Leadership.
- Especially during times of stress or change…it's natural for people's focus on "me"…to overcome their sense of "we".…Fears and concerns steer people…toward self protection and self interest.…Survival mode kicks in.…Am I safe?…Do my interests matter here?…Will my manager help me succeed?…Even when things are going well,…there are as many perspectives in an…organization as there are people in it.…So, during good times and hard times alike,…executives need to draw people together…and point them forward with clarity and energy.…
They need to lead from "me" to "we".…Here's how to do it.…Here's a simple, adaptable, three part…framework I use all the time with leaders…that connects the past, through the present to the future.…It rallies your people around unifying…"we" answers to their natural "me" concerns.…One.…What should we be most proud of from our past?…This goes straight to the most inspiring answers,…to their "who are we" question.…Emphasize the best parts of where we've come from.…
Give evidence with examples.…
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- The four disciplines of executive leadership
- Thinking strategically
- Creating shared purpose
- Inspiring confidence—even under pressure
- Motivating and communicating
- Establishing priorities and focus
- Leading change
- Developing yourself