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The Consequences of Context; Episode 6, Leadership on the Ground, with Erica Peitler


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ABOUT SEASON SIX:

In this season, we’re going to be talking about the context of leadership, which is all about answering the question of why. If we give both a framework and a grounding around the why of our visions, our actions, and our plans, we create the transparency, safe space, and alignment around how we can now move forward together as teams and organizations. Simple to say, right? Yes, it’s more challenging to pull off because it requires your mindset, your skillset, and your tool set to apply. Getting it right and getting it wrong has consequences, and in this season, we’ll explore all of that.


DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

  1. The consequences are HUGE. And they are ALL on the leader.
  2. The consequences are both negative…and POSITIVE!
  3. When you team is operating in context, they feel confident, in the know, and they feel empowered. And leaders feel the speed of business.
  4. When operating out of context, you lose resources, and you often move in the wrong direction. And you have miscommunication and malpractice.
  5. You have to think about context when conducting training, or thinking about development. It’s not just about how and what…you have to also think about why and when.

POSITIVE…Or NEGATIVE Consequences of Context:

  1. You can accelerate…Or there can be momentum kill.
  2. Engagement…Or disengagement. (Hint: disengaged employees means leaders have not explained the why, the context).
  3. Clarity…Or confusion.
  4. A positive influencer, in service of others…Or a self-serving manipulator.
  5. One narrative moving everyone forward…Or competing narratives.

ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.


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