We might already know the 7 Leadership Principles which are:
- – establish trust
- – give security with clear standards
- – be free of fear
- – set the basic conditions
- – protect with responsibility
- – keep a close interplay to your followers
- – the rules and boundaries are set by the guided
These leadership principles are mandatory for leaders and allow collaboration within teams as with externals. But what if a leader loses the important security factor? This gap opens up the moment it comes to a decision situation. Any decision is about a new step, a new try, a little or even a big risk! Standards fail when decisions come into play.
- Is every leader out of fear when risks show up?
- Is every collaborator still full of trust when the security suddenly disappears?
But this is it: leaders need to decide the moment they can´t follow any standards, and constant change is the killer of each standard. Best case, each decision brings the volitional change. But leaders can´t book this guarantee upfront.
Leaders have to face Buying Decisions, Purchase Decisions, Breakup Decisions and Cooperation Decisions. To build confidence in competence, leaders need to know everything about (their) decision making. You may ask yourself now: “….why? What´s the profit of this special competence?” Take these answers:
- – reduce incorrect decisions
- – setup orientation
- – announce the goal setting
- – build security, reduce fear
Security and fear, both are on each side of the coin. The moment you play with the security, fear will appear on the decision stage to chase the good old trust away. But fear only appears when the lack of experience turns into an active factor. And your important trust? Is probably gone for a while.
Result: any leader fails with collaboration or cooperation the moment trust disappears. Trust is a typical security factor. The GOAL is: to actively work on building and keeping trust among the concerned during every decision making situation!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –