My role provides me with the opportunity to brief at numerous conferences around Australia and a question I pose to the audience from time to time is, “Can you remember your favourite school teacher?” The answer is always a resounding ‘yes’, each and every person in the room can remember their favourite teacher. Why?
Why did this individual have such an influence?
How were they able to be so memorable and play such an extraordinary leadership role?
I have tried to encapsulate why I believe these people were so unique:
- They challenged people to reach their potential;
- They were consistent and dependable;
- They were great communicators who simplified messages and were always open to new ideas and opinions;
- They were adaptable and changed based on the mood of people and the situations that confronted them every day;
- Finally, they left their ego at the door and they allowed people to flourish.
Transformation leadership requires the same qualities. The team need to feel inspired to change for a transformation to be successful.
When I think of my favourite teacher, I have such fond memories and can only aspire to have that sort of impact on the people I am privileged to lead. Leadership remains a combination of contradictions that add up to a lot of surprising outcomes. Imagine those great skills for transformation leaders.
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