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:
- This is all about answering the question of why. What is meant by that (Knowing the why unlocks gridlock)? It can start, and stop, action. It can be an accelerator.
- Understanding the why of your business is critically important. And most people do not have the courage to ask what it is.
- When an employee doesn’t know the why, they are afraid of action. It all stops…
- This simply provides a structure to operate within, “freedom within structure.” This is empowerment!
- Every organization has a different context.
- How the WHEN and the why work together (alititude).
- Cannot achieve ANY of this without a foundation of good communication. Here, communication skills are a differentiator.
- There are two common problems: One, the context is wrong. But two, and more likely, it is simply not being communicated.
- Internal context must align with external circumstances.
- There must be a narrative. We have to be the narrators of our organizational story/journey: Where were we, where are we, and where are we going?
- “We create MEANING through context.” Through understanding the context of the organization, employees begin to see what their role is. All work is collaborative.
- Upcoming episodes: Why context matters; The context mindset; The context skill set; The context tool set; and the consequences of context.
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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