As a colleague of Nan’s, I sometimes post about titleless leaders. This week an article caught my attention, in Fast Company: Why You Need To Lead With Your Heart.
Words like kindness and compassion are generally thought of as ‘no no’s’ in today’s workplace. But they are essential qualities of a titleless leader. They encourage natural followership and workplace results. Not quite sure? Ask yourself who you would rather follow, a person who is considerate or someone who sends those scud missle emails to the whole world at 2 am? Hmm…
Ok you say, what is it for me? A recent Gallup Study confirms “…people feel worse about their work, bosses and organizations than ever before, they reveal a remarkable 71 percent of American workers are either not engaged in their jobs–or have become actively disengaged. Clearly, all this discontent is bad for business. Gallup estimates that it’s costing $300 billion in lost productivity every year.” This is a huge issue for American businesses. This is where titleless leaders step in.
Want to be part of the solution? Here are 3 actions (continue reading →)