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Page 26 - The Lion King
Leadership Lesson - Strive For Balance
A few posts ago I mentioned that taken too far any of the leadership lessons in this blog can be bad leadership practices. Leadership is all about finding balance and helping others find balance.
I thought I'd recap a few of the leadership lessons from previous blog posts and talk through what over-use might look like:
Lesson: Bring Good News - Make sure to mix positive interactions into your day
Over-use: Being over complimentary, especially if the receiver doesn't deserve the compliment, will dilute the meaning of your legitimate compliments. It feels better to receive customized feedback than to get a participation ribbon.
Lesson: Measure What Matters - Have measurable goals and be honest with your progress
Over-use: Having too many goals can lead to no meaningful progress on any of the goals. Be very mindful of how resourcing aligns to goals because failing all goals can be demotivating if you're spread too thin.
Lesson: Share Your Ideas - Create an environment where ideas are freely shared and discussed
Over-use: Focus too much on new ideas and you will constantly be chasing shiny objects never finishing what's currently on your plate. When others are executing on your ideas try not to be attached to all the little tactical details that you envisioned or you may end up micromanaging a process into place that just doesn't fit.
Lesson: Embrace What Makes You Different - Productive conflict is better than artificial harmony
Over-use: Pick your battles. If you are hard to work with people will find a way to work around you. Sometimes it won't be your recommendation that gets selected. Once the decision has been made know when it's time to "disagree and commit".
Achieving balance is one of those skills that's usually learned the hard way. The best thing to do when you get off balance is to reflect and learn what you can from the situation to help out in the future. No one is perfect.
This section is for anyone who wants to nerd out on some craft supplies.
Throughout my sketchbook I've conquered my fear of sketching. Now I love the freedom of a blank piece of paper and an idea. I used my Micron fineliners and Copic markers to draw the scene of Mufasa in the clouds of Pride Rock.
You can see the DVD case storage method I use for my stamp and die sets in the second picture.
Thanks for reading!
Natasha Tomasik (a.k.a. Natasha As A Service)