Season 5 Episode THREE of the intrepid.MEDIA podcast series, Leadership on the Ground, with Erica Peitler and co-host Todd Schnick, editor-in-chief at intrepid.MEDIA
Your Fingerprints Are On Everything!
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SEASON 5 EPISODE THREE – Your Fingerprints Are On Everything!
Discussion Guide for this episode:
“Whatever has happened, whatever is showing up in your organization, as the leader, YOU HAVE CREATED IT.” Directly, or indirectly. Through actions, or inaction.
You have an affect on the organization that you probably don’t even realize…
Leaders are COMPLETELY visible in the space. But, be aware of the blind spots!
Knowing this, you will see and observe the impact you are having. From here, you can learn and make adjustments.
You might be directly responsible, but you might be tolerating a negative behavior. And you should be called out on that. You are meant to make change, but you cannot tolerate behaviors that are holding back that change.
How to leave the right fingerprints. “You cannot solve a problem you cannot see.” You do this by seeking feedback! Good leaders do not want to be the smartest person in the room – they want the smart people to provide the leader the key insights.
Be careful when, as a leader, you “think” you are doing the right things. You need feedback to confirm this.
Seeking feedback is NOT a sign of weakness. And when you take feedback and take meaningful action, it does strengthen you as a leader, but also powers the confidence (and performance) of the team.