BEWARE THE CHARISMATIC LEADER
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Organisations where engagement with employees and other stakeholders was the highest were not those led by charismatic and visionary leaders. The leaders who achieved superior levels of engagement were often quiet and unassuming. In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins makes much the same observation, describing leaders who combine exceptional humility with the will to succeed as attaining the highest level of leadership, which he calls Level 5
Champion the concept of “fair process.” “Fair process is based on the simple human need for intellectual and emotional recognition,” says Kim. “There is a difference between a fair process and a fair outcome. If there is fair process based on engagement, explanation and clarity then painful and difficult goals can be achieved.”
Do you prepare for meetings to win your point of view or to meaningfully discuss the issues at hand? When the argument does not go your way, do you lose face or emerge as enriched because you have learned how to better deal with the issue the next time? Do you push your point of view or try to understand the mindset of the others and where they are coming from? Do you make clear propositions or ask more penetrating questions? How do others really see you, as a fearsome advocate or as someone open to alternative viewpoints?
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