DAY 10. LEADING UPWARDS

THE PERSON WITH THE GREATEST CERTAINTY LEADS… BUT 50% OF THE WORK YOU DO AS A LEADER IS LOADED WITH UNCERTAINTY… HOW DOES THIS ALL COMPUTE?

A GOOD EXERCISE

Tonight, alone out back or where you sit, take pen and paper, as if you are actually going to deliver a eulogy at a funeral, but make it your own. Write the eulogy you’d ideally deliver about your life and the footprint you’ve left in the world outside your bloodline. Finish it with the words you’d love to have written on your tombstone or plaque. Then go in and share it or simply read to yourself out loud. this is always a part of a vision quest.

SOME EXTRA VIDEO BELOW

THE PERSON WITH THE GREATEST CERTAINTY LEADS BUT THERE’S A MASSIVE INVESTMENT TO MAINTAIN IT…..

THREE STORIES FOLLOW…

#1. LEADERSHIP IS RELATIONSHIP

2# COACH EM UP OR OUT – ONE STEP AHEAD

3#. UnFUCKWITHABLE


The secret to great leadership is to be the meat (or peanut butter if you’re vegetarian) in the sandwich. If you think you the highest, you missing the point, if you don’t accept you are the highest relative to your team, you miss the point. The point of leadership is to be both student and teacher all at once….

CHRIS – “Napoleon Bonaparte” – WALKER


LEADERSHIP FROM THE FRONT AND BACK – WHEN TO CHOOSE ….

In Nepal, for over 55 trips, people paid me to lead them into dangerous places. One minute I would be leading from behind, the next from the front. But it was always leadership and they paid me for it. The most challenging part was coming back down after we had reached the summit of Gokyo Re or Base Camp. Why?

  1. There was nothing to fear.
  2. There was no longer any danger (of altitude sickness)
  3. They knew the way
  4. They grouped with people they liked (group think)
  5. They were all 100% motivated to get home (mission complete)
  6. They had enough
  7. They wanted a nice bed and great food
  8. They felt powerful meeting others going up (giving advice)
  9. They’d achieved something rewarding
  10. They knew plan b and could implement it.

I think it’s pretty important to know that the same people who loved my leadership from the front going up, demanded it from behind going down.

So, from this it would seem that leadership is conditional on circumstances.

Lead from the Front When: (MOTIVATION)

  1. There is allot of uncertainty about the future
  2. People are keen to mitigate danger, risk or fear
  3. Things are rapidly changing
  4. People lack experience (guessing)
  5. People have asked you, pay you, to lead
  6. You’ve done it before and they haven’t (empowered)

Lead from behind when: (INSPIRATION)

  1. People are engaged in the destination
  2. People want to go to the result
  3. Risk of failure is small
  4. Fear is negligible
  5. They have some experience
  6. They collaborate with others
  7. They have a clear mandate to implement plan b
  8. The feedback is positive

EMOTIONAL SHOWER ON CERTAINTY

UNCERTAINTY +VE

  • Leads to Growth
  • Opens New Doors
  • Keeps You Relevant
  • Prevents Blind spots
  • Causes collaboration
  • Finds Opportunity
  • Tests Commitment
  • Is Deep
  • Dives Within (innerwealth resolves)
  • Inclusive
  • Beyond Intellect
  • Humour and Smile
  • Authentic
  • Triggers Appetite to Explore
  • Keeps us Young
  • Makes us Wonder (options)
  • Helps Drive us Above Problems
  • Stops Repeating – Innovation
  • Competitive Awareness

UNCERTAINTY -VE

  • Feels Insecure
  • Doubts
  • Unsure
  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Others not follow
  • Break Trust
  • Breeds itself
  • Repelling
  • Dependency
  • Not Respected
  • Failure
  • Second guess self
  • Can’t lead
  • Defensive
  • Reactive
  • Confused
  • Insecure
  • Others take over
  • Rapid ageing

CERTAINTY +VE

  • Is leadership
  • Enables Trust
  • Prevents Reaction
  • Is Rock Solid
  • Is Inspired
  • Respected
  • Valued
  • Essential for achievement
  • Absolute Satisfaction
  • Extremely Relaxing
  • Creates Inner Stillness
  • Fearless
  • Magnetic to others
  • Bulletproof
  • Resilient
  • Strength of ten people
  • Time Saver
  • Grounded
  • Visionary
  • Confidence in self
  • Success

CERTAINTY -VE

  • Agressive
  • Assertive
  • Challenged by insecure
  • Questioned
  • Under Attack
  • Can be hard/cold
  • Lonely
  • Isolating
  • High Maintenance
  • Very Personal
  • Triggers Wounds
  • Always Vulnerable to change
  • Requires Discipline
  • Costs in Home Life
  • Opposite is True elsewhere
  • Investment daily Time
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Responsible
  • Competitive attack
  • Needs Coaching
  • Can Get Stuck in Head

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