We All Get Stuck...
Let me set the scene for you: you're in a meeting that's been called by someone (or maybe you called the meeting). People are yawning. You bought food for this experience, but it still seems to be lacking energy. On top of that, there are people here. And, people keep taking points of conversation and moving them down the proverbial rabbit trail. You have a different purpose in mind. So, in light of this, how do you engage in an act of leadership? Here's a couple of thoughts...
1) Begin with diagnosis (probably between your ears). What is happening here? What are you observing? What sense are you making of that? Why do you care about this meeting making progress? How is the process that's been establishing contributing to the "lack of progress?" Who needs to work for progress to be made?
2) Look inward. What's your part of the mess? What strengths do you bring to the table and how could they be leveraged? Where is this group vulnerable or lacking insight? How can we turn our lacking into an asset? What's the risk for engaging?
3) Aim high. There's a purpose that you all met for. Maybe now is the time to go after that? How could all these people be energized around a high purpose? Or how might making a purpose clear help? What could you do to inspire this?
4) Play. Try something. What do you typically do in these moments, what could you do differently? What would your purpose be? How might this help the meeting make progress?
We've all been there. We get stuck. Today, don't forget that leadership is an activity that you can engage in. So, jump in...
(Also, I want to remind you about our Coffee & Competencies LRC/KLC Event Thursday, June 23, 7AM-8AM)
Have a great week.