Leadership Diffusion and Multiplication

As a leader you are always under the spotlight and must behave that way.

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Leadership Tools: The Leadership Spotlight - It's Always Getting Brighter.

All of your actions and perceived actions will be replicated throughout the organization.  They will not be replicated in the way that you think though - they will be weighted towards the negative, comfortable or short-term reward behaviors.  Make these assumptions as you act throughout the day:  

  • PERCEPTION:  It isn’t just what leaders do but what others perceive them doing as they look through their own lenses with limited information.  
  • 20% POSITIVE:  Assume that only about 20% of your positive behaviors will get noticed and replicated.  
  • 5X NEGATIVE:  Assume that anything you do that is remotely seen as negative, comfortable or short-term will get replicated 5X over what you actually did.  

Retired General Stanley McChrystal describes this in his autobiography where an action as simple as rubbing his eyes in a daily video conference update would have people talking “What is wrong with the boss?  Was it something I said?”   


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