By Brian Layer
Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth
Not everyone will respond to your leadership. No matter how good you are, there will be skeptics. Leadership is a human endeavor and humans have choices. Still, it’s your duty to find a way to lead them.
No matter how big your organization, your message, direction, and motivations flow through a handful of people and leadership is like dancing; it is accomplished one partner at a time. I’m not talking about square dancing, line dancing or break dancing but the kind where you drum up your courage, look someone in the eye and ask: “Will you dance with me?”
Great dancing requires a mix of physical, mental, emotional and social skill. Great dancers know they aren’t just spinning around the floor; they are inviting another on a journey for a song or two. It is a negotiation of trust.