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Point of View and the Organization

Point of View and the Organization

As a leader, I have an inner cry to know where I stand in the big picture. I need to have my boundaries of influence and authority articulated and expressed to those around me.

In high school art class, we were instructed to choose a perspective for our drawings. That selection would frame the shape and shading of all elements in the picture. The things closest to me would then be that largest. Beyond that, the rest of the elements diminished progressively in size and importance. Once I settled on my perspective, everything else was defined. The things farther from me were still valuable to the picture, but served more as supporting images that created context or filled out the whole story in the visual.

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What clarity do you have about where you stand in the big picture of your organization?

“I am the Senior Leader,” you might say. “That is my position. So that this my point of view.”

Not necessarily. Position contributes, but does not have to dictate point of view.

Consider, what is your leadership style? Commander-in-chief—orders given and expected to be followed? Quarterback—active in the field, but calling the plays? Player/Coach—doing your best tasks in the game, but also trying to communicate the big picture? Coach—not actually doing the plays, but empowering others while creating alignment to the vision?

Your answer strongly defines your point of view and shapes the rest of the picture.

Objective: To discover and embrace the point of view that releases the best me, the best team and the best results overall.

Processing Questions:

What is your present point of view?

From this place, what is working well in your leadership?

What areas need fresh solutions?

What point of view provides the best growth options?

What is your next step take to make a shift?

Processing Support:

Create reflection time and write down your thoughts.

Ask for feedback from your leadership team to describe your point of view.

Engage a leadership coach as a thinking partner.

 

Your Partner in Growth,

Bonnie

BonnieWozniakRCG

Author’s Place in the Picture

Author’s Place in the Picture

staircase-perspective-george-ozeI stand uniquely in my place in the picture of leadership development and organizational health and high performance. Along the way my canvasses for expression have been not the typical story to lead to this position. I make no apologies. This world is for me. My passions are deep and wide to equip and empower others to discover their voice and live in the fullness of their potential. And, our fullness is meant to be expressed in community, in multiple organizational expressions. We each have a unique purpose that must be discovered and embraced and matured.

Here I stand, ready to grow and inspire growth. Let’s dialogue. Let’s innovate. Let’s discover greatness and exceptional living. Let’s share insights and ideas, learn new skills, and empower others to become the best. Let’s build exceptional organizations to impact the world for good.

I invite you to explore different perspectives, to consider your heart and motives, and to live courageously in exceptional community. Let’s talk about how to work well, get remarkable results, and change lives and communities brilliantly!

Bonnie Wozniak

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