Self-correction: the role of leaders
Category: (Mis-) Understanding self-management
Here is a fundamental principle for leaders to understand: in self-management, your role is no longer to resolve tensions, but to orchestrate ways for the system to solve its tensions on its own, in other words, for the system to self-correct.
That's quite a shift in perspective. And a shift in what you do every day! How often do people come to you with a problem to fix? Well, every time, from now on, I hope you remember not to try and fix the problem, but see how you could help shape the system to it will be able to deal with similar problems on its own, from now on!
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