We have come to the fifth and last agile step in our series about the Disruptive Leader.
In the fourth and penultimate step, we talked about how to empower people by giving some stability to make it easier to act with agility.
Following on from that, this last post in the series, ties it all together by drawing specific attention to the oh so important focus on people, in order to engage, empower and enable people to embrace and benefit from disruptive change.
In the increasingly digital world we live in, our need for human interaction is probably more important than ever. Wouldn’t you agree?
In the increasingly digital world we live in, our need for human interaction is probably more important than ever. Wouldn’t you agree? Because that’s where it happens; the connection, the innovation and the disruption. It happens between people, when people get together, when tapping into the most human aspect of us – our emotions. Having a ‘Human to Human’ focus is all about our behaviours and the impact they have on others, how we make others feel.
Care about the people around you, not just as a co-worker, but as a human being
So, what we are saying is simply this – remember to stay close to people. Care about the people around you, not just as a co-worker, but as a human being. See them, hear them, value them, make them feel important. Help them see how they make a difference.
And the best place to start is you. Find inspiration in yourself to inspire others, connect with and engage others through your own authentic engagement. Simply put – focus on people, engage with people – focus on the human aspect of work, on being a human being, not just a ‘human doing’. Take time for a coffee, a call, a shared laughter, a moment of connection.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority
Being a Disruptive Leader is to make real transformation happen, to pave the way for sustainable, long-term success – and that can only ever be achieved together with other people. Being an effective, collaborative Disruptive Leader is a very positive thing as to disrupt is to do something that radically changes the status quo, and at the speed of change that we are experiencing in society today, organisations will either disrupt OR be disrupted by old or new players on the market.
Become such a leader – the future needs you.
Do you want to talk about how you can do this? Get in touch – we’re happy to talk
About the authors
Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.
Their latest book, multi-award-winning ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at www.leadingteamsbook.com
Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”Leadership is about effective conversations. This book is a very useful ready reckoner for leaders everywhere seeking the words and methods needed each day at work.” Sanjay Gupta, CEO English Helper Inc, India