We all send a message. Whether it's in the words we choose to say, the decisions we make, the risks we take, the way we choose to behave or the culture we promote in our organizations...we all send a message.
What message do you send? What would those around you say defines who you are as a leader? Those messages are real. Their impact on the team is real.
Far too often leaders believe they can say one thing and do another. That is simply untrue. Our colleagues are bright, insightful people who are crystal clear on our impact.
How is it then that leaders can convince themselves of their own reality and be so far removed from what actually is...well...real?
The saddest part is watching it all happen. So many lost opportunities to lead, when instead it's as if their internal cult of personality has to be fed.
What do you think about messaging? Is it as simple as "do the right thing" or, is there a deeper issue that needs to be explored?
I'd love to hear from you.