TRIPLE III TIME: LEADING By Assumptions

Danger AssumptionThe topic of leadership truly generates a wide array of viewpoints, suggestions, historical examples, and assessments with regard to quality and style.  Additionally, I believe it is difficult for anyone in a leadership role to accurately and completely explain their own methodology and arrangement to lead effectively.  However, as a “case study” for this TRIPLE III TIME message, I would like to have you use a special TOP 10 list of questions to determine if you practice LEADING By Assumption.

  1. Do you regularly choose to NOT over assign… because you believe your workers can’t handle it?
  2. Do you move on a leadership issue only after you observe someone else taking action?
  3. Do you strategically limit input on a problem because of what you might hear?
  4. Do you NOT take on a new project because you believe it will never work?
  5. Do you limit the number of new initiatives, new services or new products you purse because you can only count on certain people?
  6. Do you become overwhelmed because it is your leadership practice to “just do it myself”?
  7. Do you consider it a successful workday if no challenging issues arose?
  8. Do you measure staff professional development by the number of years they have been on the job?
  9. Do you consider waiting until you get more, better information as a regular leadership strategy?
  10. Do you promote change or be content in knowing that “we have always done it this way”?

Unfortunately, I must report that LEADING By Assumption causes you to only look at where you have been… not where you want… need to grow!! Also, I must report that there are a large number of individuals that are LEADING By Assumption.  How about YOU? Honestly, how well did you do on the TOP 10?

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at: mpichla@inspiringinnovationsllc.com

Posted on January 17, 2020, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!, Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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