Start to develop your leadership philosophy

I would rather have two years of you at 100% than 10 years of you at 70%. Energy matters more than duration.

I would rather we discuss your evolving career right now than pretend you will be here forever. We both know you are going somewhere. Why don’t we talk about it?

I would rather you be honest about how the work is going than bottle it up and keep quiet. We can change things, but they have to be surfaced.

Work is forever and permanently (and finally) becoming a two way street. Used to be the manager’s way or the highway. It’s a difficult change for many who are used to barking orders. 

It means that leaders will need to identify what they want. They will need to start developing their own guiding philosophy. 

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on January 16, 2020

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