What does it take to be an intentional leader?
In various stages in my life I have been content and even thrived in my role as a nurturer or supportive. That was encouraged in me when I was growing up, when Mom was the alpha female in our family, and in faith communities, where there was a specific hierarchy in the “pecking order”.
In my early role as manager and editor the management model was authoritative, like an old-fashioned news room where there were cub reporters, re-write desks, copy editors, assignment editors, city editors, managing editors and publishers. As millennials joined my teams, that approach didn’t work anymore, they wanted, in fact insisted, on being involved in the project from the very beginning.
Intentional leadership can be hard. Being consistent at it even more challenging. So, identifying what to focus on is really important, if not critical to your success. If you are looking for a road map, we are living in fortunate...