Purpose drives emotion – why. Frameworks drive thinking – how. Incentives drive action – what.
To join a team that is a band of brothers, you have to show up, share their purpose, put the team ahead of yourself, build deep relationships, co-create in line with the unwritten rules on the way.
Apply this simple mantra to improve your communication: lead, follow, AND get out of the way.
Draw a line in the sand at eight weeks for people that wanted your job and didn’t get it. Cross that line at your own peril.
Be intentional about the message you send with your words, with your actions, with the order of your actions, with the signs and symbols you deploy.
The fundamental premise is that responses that begin with “Yes” are more encouraging than either “No,” “Yes and” encourages making best current thinking even better.
At The Barth Syndrome Foundation, there is alignment around mitigating and eliminating Barth-related suffering and loss of life.
It’s not enough to say the right things to your team. Be sure you believe in the cause as much as they do.
Giving executives leverage must extend after the communication. Deliver on your promises. Making sure you and others do what you said you would.
Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Teams need heroes.