In this episode, we go into the psychology of leadership, exploring the unconscious and how our obsessive behaviours can sometimes be a cover-up for our deeper insecurities.
Here’s the question:
“I’m loving my new role, but the sales function is not running how I believe it should be operating. Sales are still good, and the new Sales Director is a good operator, but I find myself spending much more time in the function, more than I should. I don’t want our standards to slip but there is so much work to be done elsewhere as a relatively new General Manager. Any suggestions?”
Many of the ways we behave as leaders are ‘masking’ unresolved feelings of uncertainty and a lack of clarity about our leadership responsibilities and what it is that we should be doing as leaders.
Unable to cope with this, we project it (or judge) onto others to ease our internal tension. That way we don’t have to look at our own behaviour.
So, think about if you’ve become obsessed with certain activities that take away from you being the best leader you can be.
Is it time for “deep authenticity” in your life as a leader?
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Paul Mitchell (@Paul_S_Mitchell) is a speaker, author, transformational leadership coach and founder of the human enterprise. Through leadership coaching, leadership development programmes, keynotes and facilitation, Paul works with organisations to build cultures where everybody leads.