An elastic leader is a leader who has a natural leadership style but can stretch to fit the specific needs of his or her team. The elastic leader is the opposite of a one-size-fits-all leader.
An elastic leader is necessary to cultivate a great team. A team’s leader must adjust his/her leadership style depending on the makeup of the team, style and phase of the project. For a team that’s in crisis mode, a more directive leadership style is needed. Where there are mature team members repeating a project that has been successfully completed before, a more hands-off, coaching approach is needed to allow team members to grow.
You’re hard wired to do what’s best for you in most situations; all you need to do is learn to follow your gut instincts. Animals do it day in and day out and it works fairly well for them. They do what comes naturally and typically they do more than stay alive; they thrive!
No matter how hard you try, you struggle to find the right people. You interview one person after another – not certain if he or she is the right person. You know you have to start choosing the right people. But how? Let’s take a look at the five non-negotiable characteristics that the right people possess, making your leadership effective and outstanding.
Many Baby Boomers start to think of themselves as irrelevant or powerless as a new generation of powerful men and women march into boardrooms and executive suites around the country. But I’m here to tell you that you have just as much, if not more power than the younger generation have and I’m here to put a stop to all of your excuses.