Apr 12, 2016
Are you a leader who needs to make a difference?
If you are like any of my clients in the non-profit sector, you chose your path because of a purpose or passion you have. You chose to serve in a leadership role to be a catalyst for change and improvement.
Leaders who really want to make a significant difference will need courage to bring forward bold ideas, new perspectives and innovative approaches. As a result you will face the straw-man from time to time - if you are not prepared you may be shut down before you even begin.
NOW there is a twist to this BECAUSE when the senior leader employs the straw-man fallacy to silence members of his/her team, it can create huge challenges for the workplace and the future of the agency....so you will want to notice both when the straw-man is projected onto you and when you are deploying him yourself.
The blog post includes some tips to help you manage this bias and as promised I describe an additional form of bias - The Self-serving Bias.
Listen especially for this week's iteration of my various definitions of what a bias is.
In the comment section share a variation of the definition that you think may offer a fun twist.
ImpactBank is in the business of coaching and mentoring senior leaders who are striving to master the art & practice of leadership in the non-profit sector.
Thank you to all the regular listeners. A special thanks to Kimberly for all your enthusiastic support and advice EVEN THOUGH YOU RECENTLY ASSURED ME YOU DON'T LISTEN TO PODCASTS; to Olivia, Emily, James, Brian and Alan for your direct and thoughtful feedback; to Augusta for the coaching (you really are kick-ass and I hear you in my head every week).
Thanks again to Greg and Rob for the Kickass Koach theme.
Next Time: Are you making bad decisions about money and what if it hurts your agency or organization how much are your biases costing you...
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