Effectiveness In Engagement
“Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.”
- Leo Tolstoy
“These people just don’t get it,” and “If I don’t do it, or micro-manage it, it will never get done,” are examples of statements made to me by two frustrated CEO’s of two different medium-sized companies – both struggling to become large sized companies.
More often than not, with my series of respectful and thought provoking questions, leaders begin to see how they have contributed to these frustrating and growth-limiting views of their executive teams. Over time, high performing people recognize that they have trained others in how to engage them. If we want people to interact with us in new ways, we have to train them by how we interact with them in new ways.
And, before that can be effective, we have to train ourselves in how to engage the world both as it is and how we want it to be. We have to train ourselves to play the game of life at the highest level we “see” as possible and act in ways that demonstrate exactly that. As many have heard me say, “People hear what they see..”