Leading with values is at the forefront of our discussions these days as we observe how companies, CEO’s and governments address the many moral questions of our time. Organizations list their values on websites, in lobbies and within literature…but what do they really mean? Are they truly words that employees and stakeholders exemplify in their hearts and minds as the think about a firm?
Change is difficult. Changing old habits or trying new ones is next to impossible when operating on auto-pilot is so much simpler. But how do we grow as individuals, as leaders and in our lives? We know we have the ability, but how do we actually do it? Today, we know so much more about neuroplasticity and the ability for our brains to change and grow new connections.
As leaders, we have the self-awareness and knowledge of our own thinking preferences through the HBDI® as well as an important understanding of the need for diverse thinking. We also know that these varying perspectives and expertise can be the greatest strength of high-performing teams as they MUST operate with a high degree of collaboration and innovation to achieve powerful results. The challenge of many viewpoints can be conflict and unless managed well, could result in resentment, antagonism, polarized teams and potentially turnover.