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The fight for “to be” or “not to be”

On March 11, 2011, in Total leadership, by Neculai Fantanaru

Convince people of your value, without altering “the music” you are trying to introduce.

The writer George Sbarcea was relating that, in a musical theatre in the country, was held the audition, in a restricted circle, of an original work written by a young master. During one break, an older conductor made the author the following observation:

- Just so you know, master, you are a terrible shooter!

- How come? the musician bewildered.

- Well, you see: the music that you wrote should have addressed, in your intention, to the hearts of the listeners, and behold, it hurts their ears!

The "whole" of your leadership can convey a special mood?

As it is vital for any organization to create an environment to attract leaders, so it is vital for any leader to create an ideal environment for human performance, based on trust and collaboration, in which they would work efficiently and truly feel that they want to belong to that organization and be led by him.

In other words, the leadership promoted by the leader must coincide to people's preferences and expectations. If his leadership doesn't form a whole that would convey a special mood, a strong empathy, a burning desire, an achievable dream, then he will never be able to firmly express his points of view, his will and his own beliefs.

Can you give your leadership a pleasant “melodic line”?

Just like a musician touches his audience through his music, thus creating a feeling of tranquility, calm and liveliness, so you, as a leader, must touch people's souls with the virtues lying inside your soul, through your own “composition”. Try to get to people, making them understand what your leadership expresses, adapting yourself to their reality. Then, their whole attitude will change, and you will be higher and higher in results.

Convince people of your value, without altering the reality that you're trying to present. Give you leadership a pleasant “melodic line”, which would harmonize perfectly with the thoughts, emotions and personal feelings of those that you lead, without deviating too much from their beliefs.

The fight “to be” or “not to be” meeting people's expectations is taking place inside you whenever you compose a new “partition” – which, if it doesn't sound good, will remove everybody. Little by little, your work will be removed, scattered and turned into chaos if your “partition” doesn't invade people's souls and close them to you.

The results of an effective leadership depend on both the leader, who also has the role to help develop an organizational culture by choosing the right tone to create “the music” accepted by everyone, and the collective that surrounds the leader, which must be receptive to new things, perceive undistorted that music, and especially be able to adapt.

The fight for « to be » or « not to be » depends on the two components – the leader and the collective. If there is good timing, then collaboration becomes effective, and the battle is won. Otherwise, sooner or later, both the leader and the collective get lost.


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