WHY IS IT HARDER TO LEAD 1 THAN 100 by J Loren Norris

 WHY IS IT HARDER TO LEAD 1 THAN 100 by J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/why-is-it-harder-to-lead-1-than-100?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=371bf606f6&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    " When leaders are responsible for several teams and several levels of teams, there are multiple personalities at play in creating the culture. In other words, it is less a direct reflection of the nature of the leader and more an amalgamation of all of the most dynamic people in leadership."  J Loren Norris

 

Leading ONE might be harder than leading 100. Why is that true?

 

When leaders are responsible for a small team Of three to five people, there is a group mentality which kicks in. If the leader is a kind and caring person, the team will become like them in many ways and the culture of kindness will begin to flourish. If the leader tends to be rude and tyrannical, the team will also tend to follow suit. 

When leaders are responsible for several teams and several levels of teams, there are multiple personalities at play in creating the culture. In other words, it is less a direct reflection of the nature of the leader and more an amalgamation of all of the most dynamic people in leadership.

 

The larger the organization, the more “tempered” the culture will be - most of the time. The exception would be when the top leader uses policies and operational documentation to manage or manipulate behavior. Rules which don’t serve the vision of the organization more than to satisfy the ego of the leader can be seen as extreme control or even narcissistic tendencies. 

When leading ONE PERSON (besides self - SELF IS THE HARDEST) the dynamics change completely. Two people have more discussions, share direct opinions and feelings more readily and confront injustices quickly. Emotions are higher and conflict is deeper when there is no one to balance or break a tie vote.

 

This is why many partnerships and marriages fail. Co- leadership takes self sacrifice, patience, perseverance, resilience and thick skin. 

If you have lead large teams and now are asked to lead a small team or you are venturing out on your own, things like delegation, shared work load, assignments - they are all on you! The spotlight and the curb are both equally yours. You will have to focus more on being the kind of leaders, the kind of person others want to be around.

 

“Law of magnetism. A leader tends to attract like people to themself.” John Maxwell 

3 CAN'TS Leaders Must Manage To Thrive by J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/3-cants-leaders-must-manage-to-thrive?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=371bf606f6&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    What are three unavoidable CAN’TS every human must face and learn to manage to thrive in the life of a leader?

 

1. You CAN’T get out of this alive

 

The best you can do is do the best you can do, operate with excellence and leave a strong legacy for your team and offspring to follow. No one is counting toys at the end to declare a winner.

 

2. You CAN’T do it alone

 

Too many people want “all the glory” for themselves or they want all the control. They never share the reigns or the responsibility for wins and fails.

 

3. You CAN’T blame anyone else for your moral failure

 

People who fail to take responsibility for their own moral failure will ultimately fail altogether and usually very publicly. Whatever an individual will not deal with on their own does not become a forgotten secret, it becomes a leading news story.

 

SO...

·         TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.

·         SHARE THE LOAD AND SHARE THE GLORY.

·         PASS ON GREAT INSIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITY WHEN YOU GO.

 

 

WHAT TOOLS DO YOU HAVE FOR LEGACY BUILDING? By J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/what-tools-do-you-have-for-legacy-building?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=371bf606f6&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    "We often look back with regret because we are embarrassed or ashamed to speak our mind. Even the kind and encouraging words can stall out when they leave our lips headed from someone else’s ears."   

 

Many people hear the word “legacy” and match it up with financial planning or wealth distribution. Many people read my question and immediately think of 401k, real estate, retirement accounts and annuities. Trust me, I am not qualified to talk intelligently about any of those.

 

But I do want you to consider tools at your finger tips which could allow your life to have impact and influence long after you’re gone.

 

How many times have you thought to yourself: “I wish I had said...” usually to a spouse, a sibling, a child?

 

We often look back with regret because we are embarrassed or ashamed to speak our mind. Even the kind and encouraging words can stall out when they leave our lips headed from someone else’s ears.

 

Your phone, a small recorder, your laptop, a quick video - all of these are tools at your disposal and mine too. Leave a legacy in words to be shared after you’re gone, if those words are too hard to say now.

 

“WALK WITH ME.” IS IT A “BLOW OFF” OR A PRIVILEGED INVITATION? By J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/walk-with-me-is-it-a-blow-off-or-a-privileged-invitation?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=371bf606f6&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    You might hear these words. “I really gotta go...” or “Walk with me.” Can you tell the difference? Do you know what to do? Do you know, as a leader when to use one tactic versus the other? 

 

The first time you find yourself trying to ask a question or have a conversation with a leader in your life and they begin to move away be ready.

 

You might hear these words. “I really gotta go...” or “Walk with me.” Can you tell the difference? Do you know what to do? Do you know, as a leader when to use one tactic versus the other?

 

Sure, the nature of your specific relationship, the maturity of your relationship and the quality of your relationship will make a HUGE difference in your expectation as well as theirs but how they address this moment and how you react me also be a test!

 

 

4 Leadership Lessons I Should Have Learned Sooner by J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/4-leadership-lessons-i-should-have-learned-sooner?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=371bf606f6&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    TRIGGER WARNING:

 

    This video/ leadership lesson includes a conservative, Biblical world view, actual Bible reading and words such as Chick-Fil-A, Home Depot, work ethic and "shut up." Watch or listen at your own risk.

 

WHAT HAVE YOU FAILED TO LEARN?

 

How many lessons have you heard or read and not absorbed? How many times have you been told the importance of leadership, relationship and excellence? How often have you not applied what you learned to your life immediately?

 

In this leadership lesson taught for the Zig Ziglar Monday Morning Devotional, J Loren Norris discusses 4 Leadership Lessons we have all heard, likely more than once, but not yet applied. He also uses a correlation between Marvel Comics and Bible verses to demonstrate and illustrate how valuable those leadership lessons can be.

 

Bottom line is this, all the leadership lessons, faith lessons and superheroes in the universe are without value, if the character of the leader is not developed in maturity and moral fiber.