Great Leaders Make Sh#t Up!Nov 14, 2022
A leader’s job is to solve problems and lead people in the right direction. The successful ones can do that by figuring it out and, more often than not, making shit up along the way. What do we mean by this? It simply means that great leaders make things up as they travel their journey and are willing to take risks as they step out of their comfort zones. They understand that every great idea starts with a blank canvas -and requires a little imagination, creativity, and risk-taking ability. The best leaders keep it real by staying grounded in facts but also have the ability to see things from a different perspective and think outside the box. They don’t just accept things for how they are but find ways to influence or improve them.
Change the perspective
When we look at a situation or person, we often get stuck in our way of thinking. But if we can change our perspective, we can have a completely different outcome. Leaders can increase their capacity to be innovative and solve problems by taking a step back and viewing situations from new perspectives. When we have a certain mindset, we have certain expectations. When we change our perspective, we change our expectations and achieve different results. Leaders who can change their perspective will be able to think outside the box. They will be able to see opportunities where others see only problems.
Lead people in the right direction
The best way for a leader to create their path forward is to see and understand where others are going clearly. A great leader has a strong understanding of the people they’re leading. They don’t just know their personal goals and aspirations but also their challenges and what’s holding them back. To lead people in the right direction, a leader must have a clear vision of the path they want to take. That vision should be based on a solid foundation of fact and a bit of imagination. It should have a clear destination and provide direction for the team. It should also show the team members where they fit into the big picture. A great leader will also be able to effectively communicate that vision to their team members so that they understand where they’re going and why.
Take calculated risks to move forward
Every great achievement requires some risk-taking. To take the next step in any project or initiative, we must break free from the status quo and change things. When we’re willing to take a risk and do something different or new, we progress and create a breakthrough. The best leaders can do this by taking calculated risks. They know there’s always a chance of failing, but they take a risk anyway because the potential reward is worth the risk. When we are willing to take risks, we are also willing to experiment and discover new things. We may not know how it will turn out, but we’re eager to find out. Risk-taking is a significant part of being a leader. However, it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone. It’s something that has to be learned and practiced.
Try new things, discover and learn
Leaders who thrive on change don’t just jump into risky situations without a plan. They’ve done their homework and clearly understand what they’re getting into. They’ve learned everything they can about the situation, have figured out a plan of action, and are ready to jump in and make it happen. Now, we don’t want you to jump off a cliff or anything like that. What we do want you to do is take action. What we want you to do is try something new. Try out a new skill, take a class, or do something that stretches your comfort zone. Most of the learning we do happens outside of school. It happens in our daily lives as we try new things and discover new things about ourselves. The best way to learn how to lead is to go out there and lead.
So, what’s the bottom line? Well, the best leaders make shit up because they have to. It’s the only way to solve problems, get things done, and achieve results. They’re not afraid to take risks because they know how to calculate the potential risk and rewards of any situation. They’re also willing to experiment and try new things because that’s the only way to advance their knowledge and grow as leaders. And most importantly, great leaders understand that the best way to solve problems and lead people in the right direction is to change their perspective and see things from a different point of view.
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