Day 11 – I am seeking common ground, so I can take others to higher ground.
John Maxwell talks about this in several of his books. You can’t just lead people and expect them to follow. Level 1 Leaders expect people to follow because they ‘Have To’. Level 2 Leaders develop ‘Relationships’ with their teams and their teams begin to follow because they ‘Want To’. Relations are the foundation for building common ground. That may mean taking a moment on the trip to check the map, get their input into which trail to take, and confirm that the mountain you are climbing is the mountain everybody else is climbing. That’s good, … we are all on the same mountain, the same common ground. Together, with a team that wants to grow and go… you will begin to achieve amazing ‘Results’… and the next level of Leadership.
I am seeking common ground, so I can take others to higher ground.
Marshall Townsend II
President and CEO
Marshall Townsend 2nd Leadership
Independent Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team