According to a recent CareerBuilder.com poll, 84% percent of ALL employees surveyed are looking to leave their current jobs. It is no wonder why employers are scared. They should treat employees better.
Silent Leadership occurs without what we traditionally call a Position or “Positional Power”. It occurs most effectively by those who can determine what interests someone else and can balance their interests with the mission of the organization(s). To exclude one or the other will not work long term. The minute the person with the Positional Power has their back turned everyone will revert back to their previous behavior and habits.
Are you too busy living to create a life? Are you too busy working to create a career? Are you too busy managing rather than becoming a business leader? Are you just too busy because being busy is the only thing you know how to do?
Did you know that Warren Buffet only works three hours a day? Obviously someone with his wealth doesn’t have to work at all. How do you think people like him got that way? I assure you they didn’t get that way by being too busy to create the life they wanted. They set a side time to plan and balance their life beyond showing up day after day performing the same tasks and maintaining the status quo. They made plans, and weren’t afraid to change to achieve their goals.
Imagine you are hiking through a wooded area and come upon a clear blue lake. As you approach a stream near the lake to fill your canteen, you stop. You see a mountain lion approaching. You have seen the lion but he has not seen you. In fact, he appears fixed on something else. Ahead you see what he has spotted; a duck drinking at the stream. The lion inches forward only to cause a cracking noise and he stops again. The duck turns slightly. You know he has seen the lion but he freezes. You can only imagine what the duck is thinking so you continue to remain still to see and not be seen by the lion. The duck begins to slowly move away from the stream, knowing he can’t outrun the lion.