Ever read a bunch of stuff and start connecting dots…and then step back and ponder… do those dots even really belong together?
The Chief of Staff of the USAF, General Mark Welsh is a leader’s leader…and his Vision for the USAF was released about a week ago.
There is a lot of great stuff in the vision… and it generates a lot of questions from me…but the quintessential line in the vision and the one I keep going back to is:
Now, more than ever, we need bold leaders at every level who encourage innovation, embrace new thinking, and take prudent risks to achieve mission success.
1) BOLD LEADERS
2) INNOVATION/NEW THINKING
3) RISK TAKERS
What are we doing to encourage, teach, train, and incentivize that?
Don’t we all want that?
But let’s tackle bold leaders in this post
Bold leaders require a confidence…very hard to be bold if you are doubting yourself. Yesterday I found an article on Catalyst by Perry Noble: 9 THINGS THAT EVERY LEADER STRUGGLES WITH & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM!
The first step in realizing Gen Welsh’s vision is to acknowledge the issues our leaders struggle with and help them to be bold.
Perry Noble identifies the following
1. Feeling Adequate
3. People Pleasing
5. Jealousy Of Other Leaders
6. Confronting People When Necessary
In order to develop bold leaders we need to acknowledge the above as strengths and as weaknesses and help our young leaders become bold…minus arrogance…
Thoughts? Do these two pieces even connect?