Leaders are leaders because people choose them, not because their status.
Today, you don’t need to be the boss to lead people and inspire change. You just decide it, by picking yourself and being humble and driven for the good of your peers.
It’s about finding something to improve and join a team to accomplish it.
According to Good To Great book, the few leaders that have remarkably transformed companies from good to great performance have some characteristics I common:
- First who, then what. They start by finding the right people with the right skills and, then, decide where they want to go as a team.
- Confront the brutal facts without losing faith. Keeping a stoic faith in front any circumstance believing the goal will be accomplished in the end. That is, succeed or die.
- Simplicity. They find that simple thing where they can be the best in the world at, adapting and evolving over time.
- Culture of discipline. They combine a culture of disciplined people, thought and action with an ethic of entrepreneurship.
- Technology accelerators. They don’t use technology as the core element of transformation, but only apply those carefully selected technologies.
- Pushing the flywheel. Good-to-great transformations never happened in one swoop. Great leaders know it’s about relentlessly pushing a giant heavy flywheel day after day.
- Build to last. Great leaders build companies that will endure after them. Core values and purpose beyond money are the keys for persevering progress.
If you lead or want to lead a team that makes a change in women’s football, these patterns can help you to reach your goals.
Turn upon turn, game after game. It’s your time.
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