Game-changing leaders are adept at creating future based conversations. They paint a picture of a possible future that inspires people to take urgent action. But to be effective and deliver a game-changing outcome they also need to gain ownership from the team around them.
Many of us are only ever focused on the expectation gap i.e. the gap between what we actually accomplish and what we expected to achieve. It robs us of satisfaction and fulfilment. What are the factors that contribute to being successful and happy?
Leadership is about changing the game. Management is about keeping things going. However, it is not enough to stay viable as the market changes. History is littered with examples like DEC of well managed businesses that are no longer with us.
Game-changing leadership is not for everyone. It is certainly not for the faint hearted. It takes courage and commitment. Because there is no formula, it is never comfortable. But it is ultimately more fulfilling than playing it safe.