Instead of leading directly, I hope I can facilitate a situation so other people feel empowered to lead on their own. This greatly increases my optimism.
I have more confidence in myself and my skills, and that has enabled me to be a better leader. I think that I really am an optimist about people and their abilities, and this has really grown.
I have changed from trying to be everything to realizing I could help others to lead and grow. This has made me very optimistic about my ability to work effectively with other people.
Other changes in leadership styles. Additional changes in leadership style are identified by emerging sages. They include greater risk-taking, becoming more focused on the big picture, developing patience and slowing the pace, and developing better listening skills:
I realize that things always work out in the end. So when you are making decisions or trying to lead people, it is ok to take risks. It is typically not the end of the world, and the sun will come up tomorrow after a decision is made.
I try now to be much more big picture-oriented rather than micro-focused. When I was younger, I thought that being a leader was being indispensable. Now, I view leadership as creating an organization so healthy that it can continue without me. It is a more mature role.
I have had a tendency to take on too much and be a little scattered as a result. One corrective has been my deliberate decision to become a better listener. This has really helped.
Emerging sages are also better able to deflect the spotlight and attention from self to others, no longer make quick decisions based on the first thing that comes to mind, and are able to step back and look at process:Download Article 1K Club