As a leader, you need to be able to tell your team what needs to get done and know they’ve got it handled, right? You have more important things to focus on than micromanaging your team, don’t you? So how do you keep your team informed AND inspired?
When I asked myself these questions, I discovered something that I just couldn’t keep to myself.
While it was clear that the Command model of leadership was ineffective on its own, the directness of the Command model can be extremely effective in certain cases. Similarly, trying to influence my team members by ONLY being conversational and becoming their friends slowed down production. Yet, knowing what was important to my team members helped me inspire them effectively and ultimately move our projects forward more successfully.
The more I reflected on what I’d experienced in leadership, the clearer the answer became.
The most effective way to lead a team is through Comfluential™ Leadership, a harmonious blend of Command and Influence that delivers the best of both worlds:
- Command is the masculine side of leadership, organized, focused, and taking action.
- Influence is the feminine side of leadership, engaging with your team as people, learning what inspires them, and connecting with them about what really matters in their lives.
The Comfluential™ model of leadership is all about inclusion, engagement, and fostering connection with your team. Creating a collaborative environment where everyone is able to work in their genius zone, doing what they love — all while getting projects completed efficiently and effectively.
Doesn’t that sound like a better way to work that’s likely to yield MUCH better results for you and your team?
With Comfluential™ Leadership team communication becomes clear, and you’ll naturally develop deeper relationships with your team members while maintaining professional boundaries. That means you’ll learn what actually matters to your team members so you can inspire them when they need it so they are motivated on their own, not coerced by commands.
Isn’t your team likely to work better when they’re working toward something that matters to them? Wouldn’t you like to be the leader that inspires that one millennial to bring 8x more agility and 7x more innovation to your company?
If you’re ready to discover how Comfluential™ Leadership can transform your team, let’s have a quick conversation. Schedule it here.