Whether you are a large corporation, an SME, or a non-profit, the increasing diversity in the workplace is forcing us to rethink how we are leading people and how we’re showing up as leaders.
To help us navigate this complex environment that we find ourselves in today, our guest Natalie Schrogl, Founder of Interface Leadership, created “The Armour of Leadership” – six principles that can help us lead in a diverse workplace and inspire ownership and growth in our people. And we’re going to discuss these principles today.
Topics covered in this episode:
In this episode, we discuss:
[09:16] The “Armour” of Leadership
[10:24] Finding the Leadership Anchor
[12:20] Practicing and modeling vulnerability and resilience as leaders
[15:14] Mastery of the mindset
[19:41] Creating a culture of ownership
[23:31] Leading in today’s diverse workplace
[32:21] The Leadership Triangle
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Natalie Schrogl is the Branch Manager at TargoBank and Founder of Interface Leadership. Natalie helps C-Suite leaders with a focus on cultivating sustainable leadership cultures to improve employee retention and productivity.
To unlock the human element in leadership, Natalie has created “The Armour of Leadership”, 6 principles that create a practical, actionable framework in their pursuit of leadership excellence.
Mastering your mindset
Mastery of the mindset is about teaching you to actively choose to evolve your patterns as you expand your capacity. It’s about focus and depth versus looking at situations in a shallow way. We want to be able to catch that negative within your mind and just replace it with a positive. Because if you’re able to do that, you’ll be able to help your team as well to change their mindset, and you’ll be able to help your team develop this success mindset and a mindset that will help you thrive.
A lot of organizations talk about ownership, but not a lot practice it because most organizations still depend on control and enforcement. But really, ownership only thrives when leaders can delegate tasks and authority to their people and letting their people do it.
Leadership and diversity
Teams today are so diverse. You’ve got people from different backgrounds, race, gender, ethnicity. As leaders, you need to be able to communicate in a way that every single person in the team can feel like they are being spoken to and listened to, and in a way that really matters and relates to the person that they are.
Links and References
- Employee Engagement 10x: The 7 Pillars of Ownership (LinkedIn article)