Uncategorized

Leadership – Inspiring and Motivating (Part 1)

Leadership in this age relies more on motivation and interpersonal influence than on getting other to comply through a chain of command or hierarchy. I have experienced, in more than one occasion, where the ability to motivate and interpersonal influence achieved greater results than simple instructions through a chain of command. I have also witnessed leaders with tremendous potential who failed because they ignored this very primal need.

I was reading a book by Beth Comstock, “Imagine It Forward” and she referenced Jack Welch as very charismatic individual where his presence is felt very personally by each employee, despite GE’s decentralized mega-organization. This is an example of leadership that employs motivation and interpersonal influence.

31345723_428894064202505_8285980697059917824_o
We need to identify the key people in our organization that will help us to excel

How does this type of leadership work? It is not a set of mechanical management processes. It is not a sleeve out of a management booklet. It is human. It requires good chemistry, a huge amount of listening and observing.

I will break this topic into few parts to allow for shorter and easier reading. We will cover how this type leadership works and can be implemented.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s