As you can tell by my notes this week, I value a great deal the coaching tips Folkman and Zenger provide to folks who are perceived by their team to be ineffective leaders.
The key element to understand is that being the most effective leader you can be starts with the leader believing that there is a path to improvement and intending to behave in a way that is different than before.
This fits into our goal of becoming leaner as a company. Lean doesn’t happen unless all the teammates are interested in getting better. If all the teammates are invested in getting better, ideas need to be offered, to be heard and to be implemented.
That won’t work without leaders behaving like Folkman and Zenger describe.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.