Catalytic leaders know the only person they can actually change is themselves! As a catalyst, you operate with great values, speed up change, and don’t become a part of the problem. You also know the mistakes that will trip up and derail leaders. And, you know the fatal flaws that wreck and remove leaders from their positions. Catalytic leaders are in a class by themselves. If you want to be a catalytic leader, you desire a very good thing.
Be A Catalyst
The critical element for leaders starts with their values. Are those values focused on benefiting others like the 6 critical values of GR8 Leaders? And, will those values be followed when times are tough? Leading change efforts are often one of those tough times. Change efforts requires discipline, focus and not becoming like the people or situation that needs changing. Change tests the character of a leader and whether they are really leading. It’s easy to bow to pressure if you do not have a clear values, a clear end result and the desire to achieve it.
Recognize and Recover from Mistakes
Mistakes are part of life. You will either admit mistakes or try to hide them. You will either use vulnerability as strength or see it as a weakness. GR8 Leaders know the 10 Flaws and 18 Common Mistakes and work hard to not have any of them as part of their life. When you do make a mistake and deal with it appropriately, you become “real” to other people. Additionally, being accountable for mistakes, not blaming others, and making plans to change builds on the foundation of truth needed in all organizations. In this section you learn a very effective method to apologize when you do make mistakes; Agree, Acknowledge, Admit, and Announce.
Get Over the Past
Too many people allow the past to define them. That problem hurts leaders, relationships and organizations. You may be living with that problem. If you are, you are acting like the past is still with us, but it isn’t. It’s over! When you live in the past it moves you out of reality, stunts your growth and prevents positive change. Believe it or not, forgiveness is the answer and it is a great business tool.