Do You Flitter or Do You Lead?

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Do You Flitter or Do You Lead?

  1. 1. Do You Flitter or Do You Lead?
  2. 2. Flitter or Lead? • Many so-called leaders don’t lead at all, they to that. • From one crisis to another. • From one priority to another. • They don’t land on anything. • They chase. • They are captured by activity; busyness. flitter from this
  3. 3. Flitter or Lead? • They move quickly from issue to issue avoiding any chance of getting pinned down. • They measure the worth of the hours they put in by the calories they burn. • They run toward whatever their boss says is important. And they run critical. AWAY from issues their subordinates claim are
  4. 4. Flitter or Lead? • They are skin deep, with a shallow perspective on the issues of the day. • They have no opinion of substance. • They can’t give direction. • They are never physically present; always on the go attending “business lunches” and meetings with their • Flitting colleagues. They are completely reactive with no proactive bone in their body.
  5. 5. Flitter or Lead? • I reported to the VP Marketing at one point in my career, and he was a Flitterer extraordinaire. • A nice enough person, but not someone you could go to for specific direction. • Always passing my proposals on Marketing programs on to the President for his opinion before approving me to take action. • Virtually zero value added from his position.
  6. 6. Flitter or Lead? • An open valve in the decision making conduit of the organization. • They are everywhere. • Observe your own • behavior. Be honest with yourself. Make sure you don’t practice Flittership under the guise of leadership.
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