Brave Leadership

NFL coach Peter Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, when asked about the challenges of developing an organizational culture of true belonging, he replied the following …

“There’s no question that it’s easier to manage a fitting-in culture. You set standards and rules. You lead by put up or shut up” But you miss real opportunities – especially helping your team members find their purpose. When you push a fitting-in culture” you miss the opportunity to help people find their personal drive – what’s coming from their hearts. Leading for true belonging is about creating a culture that celebrates uniqueness. What serves leaders best is understanding your players’ best efforts. My job as a leader is to identify their unique gift or contribution. A strong leader pulls players toward a deep belief in themselves.”

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