C1 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
C10 Building an Effective Team
C11 Leading Hybrid Teams
C12 Managing Volunteers
C14 Collaboration and Influence
C17 Coaching Skills
C20 Wellbeing and Resilience for Teams
C31 Developing Effective Partnerships
C37 Communication & Influence Skills
C4 Personal Effectiveness
C5 Communication Skills
In this Ted talk, Bob David discusses what he says is the rarest of commodities – Leadership Without Ego.
If you take a chain, pile it up and then push it, what direction will it go? Nowhere you can predict and not very far. If you take it by the end and pull it, which way will it go? It will follow you.
Leadership is not about what sets you apart from those you lead―it’s about what binds you together. It is not about controlling others―it’s about trusting others. It’s not about your achievements―it’s about unleashing your team’s greatness.
In short, leadership really isn’t about you―it’s about your people.
Take Bob Davids, a successful leader of six businesses in fields as diverse as engineering and winemaking. His achievements often came thanks to being able to refrain from acting when others might have found intervening irresistible. By trusting his employees to be better than him in their area of responsibility and letting them act, Bob unleashed the human greatness that no one else―including employees themselves―suspected.
Yet to lead without acting does not mean doing nothing. It means creating conditions in which things happen by themselves.
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