By Linda Fisher Thornton
As we progress on the learning journey toward positive leadership, some of the qualities we seek seem to be paradoxical. For example, as leaders we need to be CRYSTAL CLEAR in outwardly communicating what we expect and also OPEN to hearing input from others that might change our plans. We need to be FULLY PRESENT in this moment, and still able to THINK AHEAD to prepare for the future.
The secret that great leaders know is that these qualities (which may seem like polar extremes) are each effective at different levels, in different contexts and at different times.
Cultivating these qualities in ourselves and our organizations helps us build a high trust workplace where people can do their best work:
Be Dependable and Open to Change
Be Fully Present Right Now and Think Ahead
Be Crystal Clear About What’s Expected and Open to Hearing Input From Others
Be Confident and Humble
Be Decisive and
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