Listening for commitment is listening to discover and appreciate what someone cares deeply about. All of us care deeply about something; we all have some kind of underlying commitment that guides our actions and determines what we stand for and support. When you bring people’s underlying commitment forward through your listening, great things often happen—new possibilities emerge; conflict becomes easier to navigate; your influence increases; and teams align around a course of action.
We all make mistakes. However, we hold a double standard – we judge other people’s mistakes differently than we judge our own. Being blind to this double standard is detrimental to effective team work and will negatively impact your ability to lead. Read this article to to understand how assuming positive intent is a powerful leadership move.
If you are committed to your organization’s success then you must “lead up”. If you are not leading up, you are falling short in your practice of The Collaborative Way®. At the bare minimum, when you don’t lead up you’re failing to speak up, an essential part of “Speaking Straight”. In addition, your failure to lead up often contributes to missed opportunities, breakdowns and failures in your company. Read this article for 3 Keys to successfully influence leadership.
You can be confident that you are being a victim of something right now. When you wake up and recognize that you are behaving as though you are the victim of circumstances that are keeping you from accomplishing what you’re “up to”, it will provide you with a new opening to take greater responsibility. Read this article to discover a powerful pathway for greater leadership and growth.