I loved Almost Famous and there’s a great line that captures the importance of finding someone with whom you can be uncool. It’s key to our leadership development journey as my good friend and colleague, Claire Abbott, would suggest. Here’s to all those folks who play that role for us.
When was the last time you were truly uncomfortable in your leading, learning, living? If it has been a while, perhaps it’s time to push yourself a bit more. Incremental learning happens all the time as we interact with others on a daily basis, but if we want to create something new and different in our lives and organizations, it requires some discomfort. And if you find yourself paralyzed by fear, remember that often happens when we stretch ourselves. Take a deep breath, remember it’s part of the process, return to some safer ground, and keep living through the discomfort.
I have been going through a lot of change recently and I notice that I embrace some changes easily and others I resist. Those I resist the most relate to my identity and my competence. What about you? And what do you think might be at play when you are leading others?
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Many of our clients are hesitant about taking time to discuss how they are doing as a team. They think it means they are broken or need fixing. We often use the metaphor of a car or a racing team needing a tune up or pit stop. You can have a brand new car or a great racing team, but if you never take the car off the road you could run it into the ground. The same is true for teams.
Today during our creativity workshop with a great group of folks from Victoria, we had a fascinating conversation about risk taking and playing by the rules. And so I am left pondering the question … do our rules keep us safe or trapped or both? When it comes to infusing a bit of creativity into our lives or organizations I think we really need to surface and challenge our rules and the roles they play.
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As a recovering perfectionist, I know the path well. If I think that the only way to change or learn something new is to do it perfectly, I will never actually take a step towards it. I will continue to think (or read) about how experts do it perfectly and how I need to do it perfectly the first time I try it. Ultimately this perfectionism just equals paralysis.