The Agile Tribe

Agile leadership

on October 19, 2009

Author: Fiona Mullen

I recently had an issue and in my unusual ‘fix it” fashion I slipped into “how am I going to fix this”. I tossed and turned that night worrying about how it was going to be resolved quickly with minimal impact on people.

The next day a colleague kindly pointed out to me that I don’t have to have all of the answers and no one expects me too, so why do I expect that I should know it? I know this sounds pretty basic but as leaders we do put a lot of pressure on ourselves to solve all the problems.

Once I got over the initial light bulb moment I did engage all those who I knew could help me. And as you would expect they all bent backwards to assist. They just needed to know there was a problem then they could help.

So the big lesson for leaders is, the weight of the world does not have to be on your shoulders. Look to your people and ask for help, they will give it. They just need to know there is a problem that needs to be fixed.

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One response to “Agile leadership

  1. Richard Delisser says:

    Hit the nail on the head for me today Fi. It’s easy to forget that the power of the collective can help solve our woes.

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