Great Leaders are Great Connectors of 3 things
In this article you will discover 3 things that a modern leader should learn to connect towards becoming a better and inspiring leader.
Most organizations I work with previously in a corporate setup still follow age-old traditional leadership practices that concentrate a dangerously high percentage of decision-making power and control in a small percentage of designated leaders. This robs individuals and teams of the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and share responsibility. It also increases the risk of decision bias and reduced innovation. Workers have essentially tolerated (and resented) this management approach for decades. Now we’re finding Millennials and Gen Z-ers are rejecting these practices outright and expecting more.
Employees nowadays are looking for more than a boss and micromanager; they are looking for a leader who coaches, mentors and inspires. On top of it leaders now manage employee emotional health and wellbeing, as a result of pandemic and great resignation phenomenon. They want a leader who is interested in them, who cares about their goals and aspirations. One who encourages them to strive for greatness and helps them feel connected and inspired to do great and meaningful work.
Great leaders as Great Connectors help their employees CONNECT to three specific things: 1.) Purpose, 2.) Accomplishment, and 3.) Teams. They show how their employees’ work makes a difference, how it furthers the company’s purpose, and why it matters. They teach and coach people to succeed and help them accomplish great things by connecting them with new skills and new ways of working. And lastly they bring people together by building strong teams and enabling strong social networks.