Imagine the Possibilities: Less Contemplating, More Acting
We all begin our careers eager to change the world, ready to bring all the amazing things we have to offer. And then we are hit with quality issues, blown budgets, and missed deadlines and realize this isn’t going like we imagined. Plus, we are ‘led’ by a management that has instituted a gazillion rules designed to reduce our screw-ups. Leaders are afraid we will make bad choices and don’t trust us. The mojo is sucked right out of the room. Leaders should be stoking the fires of creativity, imagination, energy, invention and integration, igniting the fire within each member of the team to come to work excited to offer their best. Where did we go wrong? Maybe you’ve forgotten what joy looks like. Steve chats with the CEO of Menlo Innovations, winner of the When Work Works ward for 11 straight years.
You can connect with Richard Sheridan on Twitter and LinkedIn, and learn more about Menlo Innovations by clicking here. Check out Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear by clicking the link.
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)