Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Trust is essential for leading a team. The team has to trust you and the public has to trust the team. When we choose a supplier, a service provider, or employment, we always go for the option that feels the safest. This can even be a greater priority than cost. We’d all pay double if the cheaper option had a reputation for failure. How do we build trust? You may think that you know you are a good person, you have good morals, there’s no reason to not trust you. It’s probably true, but other people have no idea. Even…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Being in a role that involves responsibility can be difficult. There are some who will prefer to be abusive rather than polite, aggressive rather than productive, and inconsiderate rather than respectful. We have to be able to deal with a barrage of information from all sides and some of this might be abusive. We also have to be aware of how we ourselves communicate with those around us. The pressures of work cannot become a reason to press down on other people. Abusive people can quickly undermine our hard work and put negative connotations into situations where they don’t belong…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Every community inherits its own set of challenges. Our ancestors had to resolve their own and in some cases, this left us with extra work and in some cases it enabled us to do work we previously had no control over. In modern society, each individual is empowered with access to knowledge, skills, and organisations that can help put good ideas into active service. When we have an agenda to bring the quality of life of our community to a higher level the key is to organise the project and apply it. Before we have a run of ideas, it’s…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Team Values Extend Beyond The Product Or Service.

The values of a team link all procedures together and they maintain a consistent character throughout the entire network. How people remember your services and their experience of you will reflect on the worth ascribed to your end result. It also becomes the tone for how others talk about your team.

We talk fondly of people we like and respect by preserving their dignity and focussing on the good things. …


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Getting the most out of our team means giving them a suitable workload and a good environment to carry it out in. We can give people in our team the tools they need and the level of technical knowledge required, we can give them an agenda and ask them to put it into action. Often we can be confident in our people to carry out what is asked in a professional and proper way. When we look to building our team and sharing responsibilities, it’s often a good idea to include the members of the team from the beginning. Distributing…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

We know the world is diverse, there are people of all ages and all cultures. Sometimes the way people think can be vastly different from each other. The cultural norms within societal groups change, with general knowledge working counter-actively through a number of political, religious, and lifestyle choices. The reason one person feels a certain way can be a natural antithesis for someone else of a different culture. These dividers can make diverse teams difficult to maintain. However, in order to best meet the world in all its diversity, diverse teams are the best fit for getting the best access…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

Setting a good example is vital for leadership. It’s not just about being the one to have great ideas or the one to pay for other people’s contracts. A splendid leader isn’t just a resource but a source of continual impetus for growth. If the people around the leader are sunflowers, the leader is not just the fence or the water, the leader is nature itself guiding and feeding all the way. To set a good example we have to consider the archetype we want to establish. If we are the stencil and our people are the pencil, what shape…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

People like to choose services that reflect their individuality, their personality. Companies and artists that best reflect the scene their work plays a part in eventually find themselves sought after. This is because we buy things based not just on necessity, we also buy based on what we identify with. When we are confronted with many options, all providing something we desire or need, we choose an affiliation with one or the other. This happens in the same way we choose things like friends or places of worship. We like the feeling we get because on some level it reflects…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

The people around us are there to help, if it’s their job then it’s all they want to do. If you’re looking at a network you work with or a group of friends then the exchanges are more balanced. Often we want a new and different result from our team and we do our best to get it. Every so often, though, the team doesn’t function how you want it. Either they don’t seem to listen or don’t seem to see the importance. It can be frustrating, asking people to do something until we are blue in the face. There…


Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B Colver

We often hear of old fashioned businesses losing trade and occasionally moving out of the marketplace. Established firms who twenty years ago were making good profits and employing people in communities around the nation and the world are now hanging on by a thread. With huge overheads and bureaucracy that prevents rapid change, it’s a permanent challenge to make small gains. Shrinking businesses need to turn around but in many cases, a negative trend in leadership cannot adapt anything enough to bring about the required change. There are many factors involved with leading for growth. Established firms perhaps have enjoyed…

Rowan Blair Colver

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