Good movies have patterns: heroes and villains; good and evil; obstacles and overcoming. Leaders often see the need to be the heroes in a story.
Newsflash! If you’re a good leader, you know that you are truly not the hero in the story of your business or organization. You know that the true heroes are those who fight on the front lines of your business.
If you try to be the hero, rushing in to do the work, rescuing the struggling team member, or solving all the problems, you could end up being the villain.
Why? Because your team needs to be the hero in the story. And you, as the leader, must serve as the guide. Your role is not to do the work, but to grow the team that does. If you are accustomed to implementation or to doing everything in a solo business that is now growing, you must let go of the hero role and pass it on to your team. Your job is to guide and develop the heroes.
While this sounds like an easy feat, it is challenging for many. This is especially true for entrepreneurs who get caught in a cycle of implementation burnout, simply because they were playing the wrong role in the story.
Take some time to listen to this interesting and thought-provoking podcast this week, and then ask yourself what role you are playing in the story of your organization.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.