Learn more about the Convincing Champion
challenging, convincing, determined
You drive your team down the road to success.
Dynamics of the Leadership Task:Autonomy Orientation and Identity
Developing and maintaining a clear identity of who you are is a central struggle for every leader. The degree of achievement will define your level autonomy, influence which roles you choose and shape your relationship with others. Control Orientation and Intention
Leaders are geared to create impact, but vary on the extent they are guided by an inner calling. The orientation to control indicates how, as a leader, you hold yourself personally responsible to define strategies and drive implementation. People Orientation and Inclusion
Leaders with a distinct people orientation will recognise that attaining desired outcomes is also the result of collaboration and inclusion. A high orientation will emphasise being part of a community and relying on others to cope with complexity.
About the Convincing Champion
You are a role model for your team and a continuous inspiration with your ideas. You are therefore very often surrounded by people, who will let themselves be carried along by your energy.
Your energetic manner can also be misunderstood. Some people may find you too dominant or self-centred. All it takes to reach these people is a moderate amount of humility.
Convincing Champions have the potential to convince people of their ideas. You pull your employees along on the wave of success. You make use of your charm to motivate others.
Everything has its price. But once it’s paid, few success stories mention it. Construct a Sacrifice Scoreboard to uncover these prices.
To create a Sacrifice Scoreboard, design a simple spreadsheet with four columns: Person, Achievement, Sacrifice and Pain.
There are three categories of people whose achievements you should look at:
- Famous people you admire
- People you know personally and admire
Try to find at least 3 to 5 examples of the first two categories. If you can not find the actual sacrifices online, make educated guesses. On a score out of 10, rate the pain you attribute to the required sacrifices. When you’re done, complete the table for yourself. How do you compare to the others?
Hopefully this perspective will make you realise there is much more ahead for you than all your past achievements. With this insight it will be easier to be patient and attentive to others and to continue to work with a little more humility.
A boss has the title. A leader has the people.