All in Leadership
The later is an ineffective strategy for leading. Why, because your cogs will only do what you have told them because they are getting a pay to follow directions. They will never go the extra step. They will never be loyal; worse they will only look out for themselves and be quick to blame or take credit.
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart, but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.
I was speaking at an education conference at Microsoft, and I also spoke at an education conference at Apple. At the education conference at Microsoft, 70% of the executives spent about 70% of their presentation talking about how to beat Apple.
How are you building an environment that allows your team to *change the world?* It’s OK if you don’t currently have a strategy. Poet John Keats (October 31, 1795, to February 23, 1821) coins the phrase **“Negative Capability.”** This is the willingness to embrace uncertainty.
Do you understand what great leaders do? Do they manage others? Do they command others? Do they blame others?
No. No. And hell no!
Brendon Burchard explains that great leaders do not think in terms of ”me.” Burchard explains that great leaders think in terms of how can they add more value to their team.
Becoming the leader that can influence others to create incredible value is difficult. Torres mentions that by answering the three questions above you can begin to navigate away from the poorly equipped leader into a leader that not only thinks differently but can make those ideas happen.
What I have come to understand is that being a good leader is less about managing and more about taking ownership of your team's success. How is this done -- by owning everything in your world and making no excuses when your team fails