UNLEASHING POTENTIAL IN OTHERS – PRACTICALLY APPLYING LEADERSHIP
There are many classic definitions of leadership and many views on what it means to be an effective leader in a business setting.
The team at Next Level Impact tend to think of true leadership as the ability to unleash the potential of others.
If a leader is focused upon “unleashing potential” that naturally creates the “can do” attitude that results in the empowerment of self. This in turn naturally leads to individuals across all levels positively believing that they really can make a difference and that their input and efforts will result in positive outcomes for both themselves and their organisation.
Our team have encountered many organisations that haven’t embraced the concept of “unleashing potential” at all levels. Within these organisations the attitude of mind generally exists that the company is a victim of circumstance and there’s nothing that can be done about it.
Where this attitude of mind is evident amongst the supposed leaders of an organisation it permeates in a very tangible way across all areas and ultimately produces negativity, loss of morale and a general feeling of helplessness. The organisation indeed becomes a victim of circumstance and battens down the hatches in order to await circumstantial change and hopefully a positive future.
This is completely in contrast to organisations that have thrived during the recession. In such organisations leadership has been typified by an abundance mindset focused upon encouraging ownership, responsibility and empowerment across all levels together with a flexible and responsive attitude to change.
FOCUSED POSITIVITY AND A ‘CAN‐DO’ ATTITUDE ARE KEYS TO SUCCESS
Here's a pretty cool video that takes the concept a bit further...