Friday, April 26, 2024

Story time.

Once upon a time, or perhaps yesterday, a situation arose that fell outside normal processes. Maybe there were no processes. You jump in. Static is reduced. Solutions are envisioned. Things get messy because… people. Feelings are hurt. Decisions are made. Resolution is achieved. Victory is declared.

Pretty standard problem-solving leadership story, right?

Yet, what if next time, this fairy tale didn’t involve you, The Hero, quite the same way? What if next time, instead of jumping directly in, you ask your team questions like:

What is our process for this?
Who owns this process?
If we don’t have a process, who owns both the immediate issue and creating a draft process?

Different story. Different outcome. Different type of leader.

Choose your adventure carefully.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.