Are you a yes leader?
It may be one of the most important leadership qualities you will need to lead your organization to be successful in today’s market. The speed of change has made it critical that you create a yes organization.You need to be a 'Yes Leader' to be successful in today's market. Click To Tweet
we can win in this market.
we can learn.
we can be successful.
our mission makes a difference.
there is a viable and compelling future for our work.
there are opportunities to advance.
there is a solution to the problem.
The challenges of leading today have never been greater and it is easy to move into “no” leadership. For many of us, we simply haven’t been here before. There isn’t a roadmap or template to navigate the waters of today’s market. When things were more stable and markets more predictable, we could develop a strategic plan for one to three years, and simply work the plan. This kind of leadership in today’s market will cause you and your team to get behind without even being aware. Are you a no leader?
we can’t do that.
we haven’t done it that way before.
we don’t have the time.
we don’t have the resources.
it isn’t in our plan.
it is too hard.
it is too risky.
Being a yes leader doesn’t mean you don’t have boundaries. It is a leader’s responsibility to set direction, establishing clarity on mission and strategy. If you don’t have clear boundaries of who you are as an organization that allows you and your team to say “no” with clarity, being a yes leader and having a yes organization will be impossible. Being able to say “no” must come first. No, that is not who we are. No, that is not where we are going. No, that is not part of our mission and strategy. Unless there is clarity on who you are and who you are not, building a yes organization will only create chaos! Boundaries are essential first.
Are You a Yes Leader?
See if these 5 statements describe you:
- I am open to new ideas and adjustments to plans.
- I empower others to innovate within the boundaries of mission and strategy.
- I encourage testing and piloting as ongoing learning and development for our team.
- I am flexible and adaptable as a leader.
- I support failure as essential learning for success.
Today, we have the opportunity to build a yes organization. We are in a highly creative time and unleashing that creativity in your team, engaging with the customers you serve, will create an innovative organization that needs a yes leader.
God models this for us. He gave us clear boundaries in how we are to live as His children. The 10 Commandments are clearly boundaries for our lives. But God has also given us hundreds of promises that allow us to live boldly, to use the creative gifts He has given us, and to have a yes faith. More than anything, your organization needs you to lead as someone who has a yes faith knowing that every one of God’s promises is yes in Christ.Are you a leader who has a YES faith knowing that every one of God’s promises is yes in Christ? Click To Tweet
“As God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes and no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us – by me and Silvanus and Timothy – did not become “Yes and no”; on the contrary, a final “Yes” has come in Him. For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:18-20 HCSB