Constant Leadership is About Giving Control a Memorial Service

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

To me, a revolutionary thinker is one who reframes the traditional.

Doesn’t trash it or ridicule it, but helps us to understand that the way we’ve always done things, may not be the best way for us to do things. In fact, the way we’ve always done things may be the most significant contributor that keeps us from realizing our full potential as an organization and/or as individuals.

Peter Block is a revolutionary thinker. His books cause me to think deeply about my actions as a leader, my behavior and what it reinforces (both good and bad) in others, and my contribution (both good and bad) organizationally.

An excerpt from a review of Block’s book, Stewardship: Choosing Service over Accountability:

Peter Block stewardship skills foster our willingness to be accountable for the well-being of the larger organization by operating in service, rather than control, of those around us. Stated simply, it is accountability without control or compliance.”

Think about the itlaicized words above and what they mean to you as a leader.

What might you need to change?

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