"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." ~ Margaret Fuller
Nov 11, 2020
106 Stashed Ideas
Teams are effective due to various processes like psychological safety, constructive conflict and sharing of information.
While teamwork is definitely better with the presence of such processes, the importance of shared leadership in team members is often overlooked.
"What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed."
Elon Musk thinks his company Tesla will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of 2020.
However, there are some fundamental challenges to the safe introduction of these cars before they can be on our roads.
Global crises are always challenging to navigate. When the time for immediate response passes, we have to dig in for the long haul.
Factors that influence operations going forward will be unique to each company. Remote work may continue to play a bigger role than it did before the pandemic. The emphasis is more on employees' mental health and well-being.
If there is one group of people you expect to set an example and follow the rules, it would be the people issuing them. In New Zealand, the health minister Dr. David Clark was demoted after he broke national lockdown rules in order to take his family to the beach.
When leaders act hypocritically, they undermine their own positions.
The term expert defines a person who is very knowledgeable about or skillful in a particular area.
Experts are specialists who, as a rule, are always right when it comes to their topic. However, they are also the ones who are the most at risk to promote obsolete ideas unless they keep up with the development in their field.
Uncertainty is always there. The degree of uncertainty can rise and fall.
Leaders, being human, also have difficulty coping with uncertainty. When they receive confusing information, they tend to react in predictable ways that are not always constructive. They also use judgment shortcuts to make decisions.
Knowledge, smarts and vision are characteristic of a great leader. Add to these the ability to identify and monitor emotions (your own and others) and to manage relationships.
Qualities associated with such emotional intelligence distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world.