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Collaborative Leadership requires COURAGE
It takes courage to admit we don’t have all the answers and need help. It takes courage to grapple with the unknown and experiment. Like an artist, it takes courage to accept where you are, warts and all, step back, review and then keep creating. In a world of uncertainty and change, we're going to need 'everyone & everything' to #buildbackbetter. We need collaborative leaders who enable and empower leadership across the organisation.
Collaborative Leadership is the ‘right thing’ for ‘right now’.
In her recently released 'Dare to Lead' podcast Brené Brown says courage is "reachable, observable and measurable". She says courage is actually a collection of four skill sets, which she identifies as:
1.How do we learn how to 'rumble' with uncertainty, how do we lean into vulnerability, tough conversations, difficult feedback, hard decisions..lean in rather than tap out.
2.How do live into our values - actually practice them, not just profess them.
3.How do we talk about trust and build trust - with our teams, colleagues and within ourselves. Self trust is a non negotiable for leading.
4.How do we reset after setbacks and disappointments.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawa | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast
Nazanin Jenkin is a Persian Kiwi - a Persian by descent and a diaspora by circumstance. She lives in New Zealand; along with her husband of thirty years and two surviving, adult children.