Practical advice and knowledge to help leaders.
The aim of a meeting should be to bring a group of people together to unite around a common cause and leave energized to continue to reach the vision of the organisation. More often than not we leave thinking that we work with a group of individuals who have no idea and there is usually one who you would rather avoid being in the same room as.
Creating consumers of your product is the goal of every business. Whether you have a physical store with products you are selling or a service that customers need, you need to provide a compelling reason or a value proposition for them to engage with you. This is no different in sport.
Leadership is all about being willing to put yourself at risk (whether this be on the battlefield or in the board room), to ensure that those around you are looked after. As Simon Sinek describes, this creates a circle of safety. This circle of safety is a natural instinct to create successful prides and herds. As humans we have varying success!
Just because someone is an effective manager, does not mean that they are a good or effective leader. Whilst these two words are interchanged readily within a management sphere there is a distinct difference between the two functional aspects of these roles.
I am currently working with a couple of State Sporting Organisations to develop firstly their Strategic Plan and then their Participation Strategy. It has been an interesting process to date to change the organisational thinking from a ‘build it and they will come’ approach
© 2019 Paul Mead