It Just Does Not Seem That Hard To Do

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I had the opportunity to serve as a keynote speaker for a couple of great meetings over the course of the past two weeks. One meeting was focused on diversity and inclusion and the other meeting theme was collaboration. Both meetings were very successful and I was honored to be a part of the agenda; and to share with the attendees at both meetings the critical role that leadership plays in the success of both diversity and collaboration. What really struck me in both of these meetings with the folks, as I talked to them during the book signing time was a the old saying, “it’s not really as hard as it looks.” So, what is it that I felt is not as hard as it may look or sound? The “it” is real, open and committed leadership. The type of leadership that the book and my career has been centered around. Yet, I am always so surprised to the degree that is lacking in many organizations.

If I could say in this blog that the one thing that attendees at both of these meetings had in common which were hundreds of miles apart, it was the desire to have and the frustration with the lack of real, open and committed leadership. Here is where I feel that it is just not as hard as it might look to many leaders who fail to deliver this to their organizations. Real leadership does not mean you are not in control nor does it mean that you have to be too soft with your organization. However, what it does mean is that you have to be committed to regular communications with the entire organization and that the communications contains sufficient clarity as to the business’s/ organization’s needs, issues and future direction. Employees, for the most part, want to feel they are knowledgeable, involved and a part of the organization’s critical resource!

In the book, oner of my favorite pages is the chart that talks about the difference between managers and leaders. It always gets great reception in my talks because there are still way too many managers in many organizations. People are looking for leadership and let me tell you again “leadership is not really as hard as it may look”


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