Jan Mayer-Rodriguez and Mike Kublin
When you hear “extreme makeover”, you’re likely to think of either the home edition where Ty Pennington and team rebuild/enhance an existing home, or the weight loss edition where individuals are fighting to get back in shape.What would you think about an “extreme makeover” for a leader? Does anyone come to mind that would benefit from a makeover? How would you feel if you were nominated?
“Change is always impossible until the moment we are willing to acknowledge that things are not yet perfect.” –Norman Schwarzkopf
Leadership Extreme Makeover
If someone came to mind, can you clearly state why? Was it because of a particular behavior? Their attitude? An inability to build and sustain relationships? Something they did or perhaps did NOT do? Work ethics and values you can’t relate to? Lack of support?
The 5 most common mistakes leaders make are:
- The absence of a clearly defined vision and meaningful goals
- Insufficient communication
- Not holding others accountable
- Inconsistent recognition for goal attainment and performance
- Over managing
Do any of those apply to the leader you’d like to see get a “makeover”? Keeping that same person in mind, how would you answer:
The desired end result is . . .
I would like . . .
(S)he should start doing . . . (
S)he should stop doing . . .
Would you recommend anyone for a leadership extreme makeover? How receptive do you think they would be? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
By examining behaviors, leveraging preferred styles, and by removing fear from leadership, organizational growth occurs and results improve. Prior to founding PeopleTek, Michael worked for Electronic Data Systems and American Express in a variety of leadership roles managing technical teams and interfacing with internal and external business partners and vendors.
Jan Mayer-Rodriguez is editor-in-chief for PeopleTek's weekly leadership tip, assists with developing and enhancing business relations, and identifies developmental opportunities for organizations and individuals. Prior to joining PeopleTek, Jan had a 27 year career at American Express where her positons focused on enhancing internal/external customer satisfaction levels, delivering superior products, and building effective cross team behaviors.