Working with leaders to become Transformational Leaders as well as working with executives who are in the middle of transforming their life and their carrier the muddiest phase or the hardest part of our work is to face their own inner and outer saboteurs. Especially the inner ones!
Playing Big or Playing Small
The first step in transformation is to move beyond denial.
Many leaders claim that there are no significant behavioural or cultural issues in their organisations. Others refuse that their behaviour is a primary contributor to organisational performance. When you are in denial, your problem will either not appear on your radar screen or it will appear as the fault of others or circumstances.
To lead a transformation you have to roll up your sleeves first
To transform your organisation, you must have the courage to examine your behaviour and lead the way. If you want a recipe how to fix and change others, this is it: fix and change yourself first, and others will respond to your commitment and follow suit.
The Secure Leader and Organisation Politics
The leader of high performing teams called by David Clutterbuck the Secure Leader, who is able to think about and use constructive and positive politics and have the confidence to let go. While insecure leaders tend to operate in the political arena in a more destructive and negative way.