THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP - U
Yesterday, I uncovered an image which projected the word ‘us’, within the word Trust.
I knew immediately that ‘us’ is a word in my vocabulary which I need to make an effort to use. I’m conscious, that I don’t say I too often, rather I should be saying we or us.
How often do you hear people referencing the action of a business or team and they personalise it to ‘I’ and you’re wondering, “what about us … were we not part of it too?’’
Involving people means referencing them at all stages.
I worked with a great manager and she would say ‘’this is about us … 100% of the way’’ – and I never doubted it.
Connected leadership is about forming an ‘us’ relationship. It’s removing any ego or sole ownership and continually thinking of the people who are following in your shadow.
If we ‘understand’ what’s important to the people in our life – whether that be family, friends or colleagues, then we’re in a better position to help people achieve their goals as we work together. If it’s earning money to fund the schooling, the home or even the holiday, then let’s make work enjoyable and challenging knowing this is the outcome and reward.
There’s no excuse for an unhappy or unfulfilling workplace. Work has a purpose.
I’ve recently heard myself talking about achieving a united team. This has been resonating with a few CEOs and business leaders as we identify the performance of the business. United is everyone’s responsibility, having one agenda as the priority. I really admire united teams. You can see it in the culture and you can feel it in the climate of the workplace.
I hope your workplace, your team, your family and any other unit you’re part of, is united.
So, we’re almost at the end of the alphabet - we only have five days of letters to explore. I hope you’re enjoying the game, The Language of Leadership.