Leadership with Seth
A moment when someone I respected engaged in leadership, was when a manager inspired a new team of trainees to rethink their assumptions about their titles, how to sell and an industries stigma. He chose to ask questions of why and how do we advance this experience to be better, and to change how customers engage with our business. He displayed leadership by questioning a current model and then by bringing others on and giving them the power to impact a system.
I chose to lead when training a new employee. I gave the employee abroad understating of a job and what outcome was needed. Then, I asked how you would complete the task? This question is allowing them to see solutions different than my own. This is in contrast to giving the new employee a step-by-step guide on how to do their new job, that would be management.
Leadership is a choice. Managing people as Seth stated is the practice of compliance. Keeping people compliant with your views and ways of working is the safe and easy way of doing things. But, there is one problem; no change will occur. Leadership requires you to take others along with you and empower them to make a change along with you.