Ensuring an even footing
I have been off the blog for a while now because of other commitments, so apologies in advance if some of these views are rather dated.
The topic I would like to expand in this post is of a democratic style of leadership. It was pointed out to us in a reflective session last week that people respond to feeling valued. If their opinions are valued and if they get valid feedback on them, even if the ideas themselves are not implemented, everyone will contribute to their best abilities.
This probably has to do with a feeling of self-esteem which being able to contribute brings to the team members. I also have the idea in my head that this is possibly an effective way of managing discordant team members as well - give them space to express themselves in a way that is best for the team. So it is all making maximum use of the energy that makes every person function.
Thoughts and comments invited.
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