Friday, June 22, 2012

What If I Say I'm Not Like The Others

Ahhh...behold the excitement around the arrival of a new leader. The department has been struggling, and now that Knight in Shining Bureaucratic Armor is on the horizon. Woo hoo! Everything will certainly be "fixed" once the new champion of all that is right about management walks through the front door. Seriously!

Is That You?
Have you ever taken a job where you knew there were some "issues" that needed to be addressed? What were the expectations, both the ones you put on yourself, and the ones the organization placed on you? Did you even realize the depth of the situation?

Maybe you told everyone that you were different because you picked up enough clues during the interview process that something wasn't quite right. I bet you had them eating out of the palm of your hand.

Well start.

Time To Deliver
Once you started your new journey as Savior of the Corporation however, things began to change, didn't they? Suddenly the norms, unwritten rules, and impossible to decipher politics of your new corporate life got in the way of your promises of being "different" and "new" and "high energy."

That is the exact time you're supposed to start leading. 

How About You
When you step into a new role do you tell your team that you're not like the others and hope they believe you? Or, do you begin the lonely (read here => required!) journey and start making decisions that prove you're not afraid to take risks, or to change old and ineffective processes so your team and organization can thrive?

They're all watching and waiting for you...

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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