Are managers / leaders heroes or heroic?

The 5 stages below seem even more relevant to day as economies and people work with even more change at a even faster pace no wonder resilience is the key

Taken from the article by “Requiem for a heroic manager” Dave Zielinski 2006

1 Model the Way.

Leaders create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. They put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there, and set interim goals so employees can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives.

2 Inspired a Shared Vision.

Leaders envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism or quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams.

3 Challenge the Process.

Leaders search for opportunities to challenge the status quo. And because they know that such risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.

4 Enable Others to Act.

Leaders foster collaboration and build spirited teams, and understand that mutual “Leadership has traditionally been about ‘position’ power, but it isbecoming more about ‘knowledge’ power.” respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts. They strive to create an atmosphere of trust and human dignity.

5 Encourage the Heart.

Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. Leaders celebrate accomplishments and make people feel like heroes.

Reminds me of the often used quote “Lead, follow or get out of the way” when inspiring or not,  people to engage with their company

What is it that gets you hopping?

Be aware of your emotional triggers and be in charge of them

We all have events that set us off ,that get under our skin or make us hopping mad.

It’s time to stop letting them run the show and us

Pay attention to the situations that make you spin and get you wound up and worn out

Be the boss of your emotions by having and taking responsibility for them and don’t let them drive you

To be the authentic you,you have to know what lies beneath,motivating your reactions