In my years of leadership, I’ve noticed a frustrating phenomenon. That is the process in which we make simple concepts into extremely complicated and convoluted processes.
Instead of leading simply, we make it so that we’re leading complexly. Then we wonder why leadership is so hard.
We Make Leadership Harder Than It Needs To Be
Leadership can appear very complex when you look at it from the outside. Heck, leadership appears complex from the inside as well.
Or that’s the way we make leadership appear.
Over the course of our time as a leader, we can make it much more complex than it needs to be.
We begin using corporate jargon that takes a practicing lawyer to understand. We create process flows that only a structural engineer can decipher.
We place barrier after barrier to leadership. We make leadership way harder than it needs to be.