Effective leaders lead from the inside out, by which I mean, they are role models for responsibility and accountability. Inside out leadership results in greater motivation, innovation and the ability to embrace shifts and change.
A lack of personal responsibility by leaders clearly has a negative impact on morale and business results; but just as dangerous is a style of over-responsibility which, whilst well intentioned, can lead to reduced motivation and no innovation.
Lead from the Inside Out
We are responsible ‘FOR’ our actions but accountable ‘TO’ our values and goals and to the values and goals of the organization we work for. (‘Self Leadership – How to Become a More Successful, Efficient, and Effective Leader from the Inside Out’ McGraw-Hill).
By demonstrating self-leadership and communicating that each member of the team is both responsible for themselves and accountable to the group values, a leader becomes transformational.
‘Leading from the inside out’ is a motivating and inspiring speech by Certified Speaking Professional, Andrew Bryant. Leading from the inside out can be customized to your organization’s current culture and environment. Attendees will take away clarity around responsibility and accountability and have self-leadership strategies to influence themselves and others. Motivation, focus and there productivity will improve.