So why the knife analogy?
True to my style of remaining undefined. I’m part coach, part consultant. I did the corporate “thing”. I saw success in the corporate thing, but something never felt quite right. Turns out I really don’t like playing by someone else’s rules, and I really don’t like being put into a box. So I left, and haven’t looked back.
I’m hoping you’re one of those people oriented humans I like working with. You’re either an entrepreneur, business owner, or probably just someone who
understands the value of solid leadership regardless of the position you’re in.
I’m also thinking the thought of calling yourself a LEADER feels weird, and borderline silly. You’ve never thought of yourself that way. Conflict might scare the sh*t out of you, you don’t know how everyone figured out what their values are, and you think your listening skills are top notch but for some reason miscommunications are still happening. Lastly if you hear someone say "you need to show up authentically at work” one more time you’re going to lose it, because what does that even mean?!
BEFORE WE MOVE ON I GOTTA KNOW IF I’M RIGHT?
If you’ve made it this far chances are you know that something isn’t quite clicking. I’m here to tell you the answer isn’t a productivity hack, firing or hiring better people, creating more hours in the day, or even a trip away (ok, those are nice I’ll admit). The truth is your leadership probably needs some work, your systems to support people may not be solid, or at the very least you’re unsure of what your values are or how to even articulate them. I vote we change that now.