Leadership Word Of The Week…Snapshot

A snapshot is an informal photograph taken quickly, typically with a small handheld camera. While we can define the word, the challenge rests in determining an application of this idea to our leadership.

Usually, the formal moments of our leadership are characterized by the pomp and circumstance of following a predetermined path. We practice what we “say and do” to insure we cross every “t” and dot every “i.” We make certain everything is perfect.

Informally, we tend to let our guard down. In those moments, our true self springs forth and a snapshot of who we are is taken by those who see us.

These snapshots are the most important to our leadership influence. Here, when people see us in the most vulnerable moments of our character, we formulate our identity as a leader.

Those who see us only in formal settings make decisions that may or may not have much accuracy. When they see us in those informal moments, a snapshot of the true self, we establish a consistency that gains followers who determine their trust in our leadership.

What kind of snapshot are others taking of us?

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