- They make decisions dynamically — remaining open to various options depending on context and events.
- They commit to an overarching vision and agenda specific goals.
- They actively seek to learn about each agenda and the relevant relationships.
- They readily engage with conflict.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
In today’s fast paced, fast changing world, executive teams should adopt a "both/and" approach to evaluating new strategic business opportunities, where they continue to exploit existing businesses even as they explore new ones. Success will require a degree of comfort with such a paradox, complete with its inherent tensions.
Some leadership teams are better equipped to cope with the paradox and complex business models than others. Those teams share a few important attributes:
When leadership teams possess these attributes they can "host" contradictions, rather than fight them.
Whether the leader takes responsibility for managing the paradox or the team takes collective accountability — leaders can support tensions, rather than seek resolutions that could limit a company's long-term strategic opportunities.
Passion is one of the values of Positive Leadership.
This means asking yourself:
- HOW GOOD DO YOU WANT TO BE?
- DOES YOUR PASSION MATCH YOUR ASPIRATION?
- WHETHER YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN ACHIEVE THE UNACHIEVABLE.