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THE CHALLENGES 360-DEGREE LEADERS FACE

THE CHALLENGES 360-DEGREE LEADERS FACE
Challenge #1THE TENSION CHALLENGE:The Pressure of Being Caught in the Middle
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE TENSION CHALLENGE:
FACTORS THAT IMPACT THE TENSION
1. EMPOWERMENT — HOW MUCH AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY DOES THE PERSON ABOVE YOU GIVE YOU, AND HOW CLEAR ARE THE LINES?
2. INITIATIVE — HOW DO YOU BALANCE INITIATING AND NOT OVERSTEPPING YOUR BOUNDARIES?
3. ENVIRONMENT — WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP DNA OF THE ORGANIZATION AND LEADER?
4. JOB PARAMETERS — HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR JOB AND HOW TO DO IT?
5. APPRECIATION — CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT THE CREDIT?
HOW TO RELIEVE THE TENSION CHALLENGE
1. BECOME COMFORTABLE WITH THE MIDDLE
2. KNOW WHAT TO “OWN” AND WHAT TO LET GO
3. FIND QUICK ACCESS TO ANSWERS WHEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
4. NEVER VIOLATE YOUR POSITION OR THE TRUST OF THE LEADER
5. FIND A WAY TO RELIEVE STRESS
Challenge #2THE FRUSTRATION CHALLENGE:Following an Ineffective Leader
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE FRUSTRATION CHALLENGE:
LEADERS NO ONE WANTS TO FOLLOW
THE INSECURE LEADER
THE VISIONLESS LEADER
THE INCOMPETENT LEADER
THE SELFISH LEADER
THE CHAMELEON LEADER
THE POLITICAL LEADER
THE CONTROLLING LEADER
THE SOLUTION TO THE FRUSTRATION CHALLENGE: ADDING VALUE
1. DEVELOP A SOLID RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR LEADER
2. IDENTIFY AND APPRECIATE YOUR LEADER'S STRENGTHS
3. COMMIT YOURSELF TO ADDING VALUE TO YOUR LEADER'S STRENGTHS
4. GET PERMISSION TO DEVELOP A GAME PLAN TO COMPLEMENT YOUR LEADER'S WEAKNESSES
5. EXPOSE YOUR LEADER TO GOOD LEADERSHIP RESOURCES
6. PUBLICLY AFFIRM YOUR LEADER
Challenge #3THE MULTI-HAT CHALLENGE:One Head . . . Many Hats
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE MULTI-HAT CHALLENGE:
THE PRESSURE OF WEARING MANY HATS
PEOPLE AT THE BOTTOM OF AN ORGANIZATION
PEOPLE AT THE TOP OF AN ORGANIZATION
PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ORGANIZATION
HOW TO HANDLE THE MULTI-HAT CHALLENGE
1. REMEMBER THAT THE HAT SETS THE CONTEXT WHEN INTERACTING WITH OTHERS
2. DON'T USE ONE HAT TO ACCOMPLISH A TASK REQUIRED FOR ANOTHER HAT
3. WHEN YOU CHANGE HATS, DON'T CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY
4. DON'T NEGLECT ANY HAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO WEAR
5. REMAIN FLEXIBLE
Challenge #4THE EGO CHALLENGE:You're Often Hidden in the Middle
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE EGO CHALLENGE:
HOW TO HANDLE THE EGO CHALLENGE
1. CONCENTRATE MORE ON YOUR DUTIES THAN YOUR DREAMS
2. APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF YOUR POSITION
3. FIND SATISFACTION IN KNOWING THE REAL REASON FOR THE SUCCESS OF A PROJECT
4. EMBRACE THE COMPLIMENTS OF OTHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK
5. UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SELF-PROMOTION AND SELFLESS PROMOTION
Challenge #5THE FULFILLMENT CHALLENGE:Leaders Like the Front More Than the Middle
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE FULFILLMENT CHALLENGE:
WHY LEADERS LIKE THE FRONT
1. THE FRONT IS THE MOST RECOGNIZED POSITION FOR A LEADER
2. THE VIEW IS BETTER FROM THE FRONT
3. LEADERS IN FRONT GET TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTION
4. LEADERS CAN SET THE PACE
5. LEADERS ENJOY BEING IN ON THE ACTION
HOW TO BE FULFILLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK: SEE THE BIG PICTURE
1. DEVELOP STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY PEOPLE
2. DEFINE A WIN IN TERMS OF TEAMWORK
3. ENGAGE IN CONTINUAL COMMUNICATION
4. GAIN EXPERIENCE AND MATURITY
5. PUT THE TEAM ABOVE YOUR PERSONAL SUCCESS
Challenge #6THE VISION CHALLENGE:Championing the Vision Is More Difficult When You Didn't Create It
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE VISION CHALLENGE:
HOW PEOPLE RESPOND TO THE VISION CHALLENGE
1. ATTACK IT — CRITICIZE AND SABOTAGE THE VISION
2. IGNORE IT — DO THEIR OWN THING
3. ABANDON IT — LEAVE THE ORGANIZATION
4. ADAPT TO IT — FIND A WAY TO ALIGN WITH THE VISION
5. CHAMPION IT — TAKE THE LEADER'S VISION AND MAKE IT A REALITY
6. ADD VALUE TO IT
Challenge #7THE INFLUENCE CHALLENGE:Leading Others Beyond Your Position Is Not Easy
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE INFLUENCE CHALLENGE:
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS . . .
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS THEY KNOW — LEADERS WHO CARE
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS THEY TRUST — LEADERS WITH CHARACTER
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS THEY RESPECT — LEADERS WHO ARE COMPETENT
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS THEY CAN APPROACH — LEADERS WHO ARE CONSISTENT
PEOPLE FOLLOW LEADERS THEY ADMIRE — LEADERS WITH COMMITMENT
INTEGRITY — builds relationships on trust
NURTURING — cares about people as individuals
FAITH — believes in people
LISTENING — values what others have to say
UNDERSTANDING — sees from their point of view
ENLARGING — helps others become bigger
NAVIGATING — assists others through difficulties
CONNECTING — initiates positive relationships
EMPOWERING — gives them the power to lead
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