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Leadership Challenge # 3
Break the Rule Stay in Control using leadership challenge # 3.
This challenge is to provide an invitation to someone who is attempting to be invisible in your environment.
Whether it's your waiter, cab driver, co-worker, fellow zoom participant, janitor, assistant, spouse, or anybody else who seems interested in not being known by you or others in the space—your job is to engage, ask questions, show interest, and draw out the person who’s retreating behind a curtain of privacy.
It's easier for us to control situations when the people around us are content to let us run the show, do the talking, and lead the way.
When those we're leading remain unknown to us and to the others on our team, however, we may not get very far before our plans are derailed by what we haven't learned about someone who is determined to fly under the radar.
Provide an invitation to someone who is attempting to be invisible in your environment.
The exceptions to this rule should be obvious, so don't:
Drag the puppeteer out from under the stage when you take your kid to the puppet show, or
Demand to hear from the stenographer at a court hearing, or
Force your IT guy to skillfully manage a press conference to explain your downtime to the general public.
You get the idea.
But do challenge the group-head of your organization by asking the last person whose opinion is ordinarily considered,
"What do you think?"
And listen up.
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