Leadership Nudge® 114 – Change Perspectives admin August 16, 2016

Leadership Nudge® 114 – Change Perspectives


Utilizing the Ladder of Leadership™ to help grow your team’s capabilities can come with its own set of challenges. Especially when your team comes to you with ‘tell me what to do.” If your team starts at level one on the Ladder, and you opening the door for them to move up the ladder results in an exchange like this:

Team: “Hey, I have this issue here, what would you like me to do?”

Leader: “Well, what do you see here?”

Team: “I see that you are the boss and you should tell me what to do.”

There are strategies you can use to help them develop their leadership abilities. One strategy is to change perspectives. Try asking your team this; “If you were me, how would you see this issue?” Don’t stop with a change in language, actually change positions. If you are seated at your desk, have them sit in your chair, and you stand.

Our Leadership Nudge to you this week is this:

Change Perspectives; ask your team to look at a challenge from another’s point of view and physically change where you are standing when working with your teams.

Let us know how it goes!

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