I already wrote about leadership in chaos on March 23d, 2012, and announced it as a huge topic. Indeed, it is.
Leading in chaos is about collaborative thinking, handling and acting.
What does collaborative mean? The German wikipedia says:
collaboration is a conscious interacting when executing a job or action to achieve a collective goal. It is an active form of collaboration which demands great work-effort of the whole team.
First rule in leadership I have ever read is: one is born to be a leader. In return means: not everyone is a true leader. Okay, but I´d say: everyone can learn it. Plus: combined with certain experience, some are just late on that stage.
Because as an adult we don´t need to be lead by our parents anymore and actually we´re supposed to lead others when the coin flips over.
Leader means originally in latin “dux” which is equally to prince. Unfortunately it´s connected to force and underlined due to many wars with negativity ´cuz each group needed a leader during war.
Back in our past at the beginning there were no assembly-lines nor factories. Life was more about conquering new land to expand. Today, we use products to expand.
Still: same strategy, same acting.
Leadership “lessons learned” back then offered the result that after some try & error there was a plan finally to copy and to adjust.
But when you´re in chaos, you won´t receive a plan. You cannot copy other people solutions ´cuz the dynamics will often mix the puzzle pieces and challenge you again and again.
Self leadership is about a very strong mentality.
….how do we get there? …..read soon!
BE HAPPY! BE SUCCESSFUL! BE HERE!