Special Assistant to The Secretary of Corrections Explains Ways To Support Leaders
5:34 video on Linkedin of my conversation with Deborah.)
Assistance begins when you comprehend and welcome the leader’s vision.
I’ve remained in leadership a long time and this is a beautiful thing. Individuals frequently have their own agenda and give their best energy to family pet projects.Be the individual
who owns the vision as-if you created it.The but
Organizations have individuals who like the vision. The but’ers drain pipes organizational life. Do not offer yourself an escape hatch. Prevent saying, “I like our vision, however I’m unsure about …”
Create 3 spaces:
Deb described 3 areas she creates to provide support.Brave Space: Tell the emperor hehas no clothes. Speak tough realities with courage, kindness, and openness.Deb says you need to give leaders your honest viewpoint and regard their process.
You may ready at seeing connections, for example. If that holds true, then share your insights. Make space for leaders to work through their own concepts by sharing your viewpoint. Do not expect them to right away agree. Provide your viewpoint and let it go.Sacred Space: Some circumstances are too unpredictable to attend to with others. Develop a relationship that supplies space for leaders
to state things they shouldn’t say publicly. Leaders need a place to hear themselves talk. Conversations in the Sacred Area are neverrepeated.Safe Space: Make area to talk about the day or individual issues. Mindset: Take the point of view of the individual you wish to support.Deb describes how to take point of view.” [I]
think about myself as the individual who is accountable for
every decisions that’s made.” 4 aspects of a support-mindset
Rise above checklist-thinking. Do not focus solely on