The Declaration of Independence says that an inalienable right for Americans is the pursuit of happiness. It’s loosely meant as having our needs satisfied and being positive. Is this true today? Disruptive leadership creates happiness.
The pioneering spirit of our ancestors is much alive. We are continually searching for the next great thing. We have to get out of our comfort zone and shake up the status quo to make things happen. That’s disruption. Disruptive leadership creates happiness.
Too many leaders do so by consensus and that creates confusion. They continue the status quo allowing poor performers to stay. This drags everyone down, including themselves. This is an inward-looking mentality and average leadership at best. Look closely at areas where you are tolerating “average” and identify how you can disrupt that.
Developing engaged workers is done through disruption. Disruptive leaders have a growth mindset and focus on positive change. They are visionary and work hard to ensure their vision is possible. They take time to build trusting relationships and bring people along – the rebels and people who are committed to deliver. Everyone wins.
Don’t settle for average regardless of your leadership style. Give yourself and your team the confidence to break through this barrier. Begin shaking things up with these tips.
Disruptive leadership creates happiness.
Take the reins. Be decisive, provide others with clear direction and get out of their way. Challenge employees to be better than they think possible. You will be surprised at the levels your team will rise to when they know you trust their abilities.
Play “Devil’s Advocate”. Whenever discussing ideas and how things can be done, always ask an opposing question. Always stay curious and ask why. This opens everyone’s thinking to new possibilities and ways to improve. The impossible becomes possible.
Diversify your network. Review who’s in your network and bolster it with people who will openly share and discuss innovative ideas. Mentally lean out as you consider valuable additions to your connections.
Create change. Stand in your spotlight and communicate your different perspective. Have the courage to ask for help and support to create the change you want. This isn’t the time to second-guess your ability.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Steve Jobs
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