Transformational leadership

Increase Your Leadership Bandwidth and Decrease Stress

I often hear from leaders across industries in general and more so in the IT industry that they constantly struggle to get time (leadership bandwidth) to do what they love to do in their professional and personal lives.
As I dig deeper into their routine, I see two main reasons for this.
The first reason is that they have not adopted the Multipliers Mindset, and second is that they have not developed leaders under them using the Contextual Leadership framework.
Multipliers Mindset is the ability to achieve more at the same time. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the focus of all leaders was on efficiency. Dr. Stephen Covey in the 80s influenced the world to look at the effectiveness and not just the efficiency which brought in the concept of prioritization.
Dr. Covey did show us how to look at our priorities and move them from say number 7, 9, and 10 to 1, 2, and 3 if you have 10 priorities. However, if we look at only the first 3 then the other 7 will fiddle with the first 3, and one will not be able to achieve the first three also. The work of Rory Vaden and Cal Newport is beneficial in building the routine that can handle all 10 priorities and develop the Multipliers Mindset.
Contextual Leadership helps in developing teams from performance level 1 (starter) to performance level 4 (pro) by using style 1 (directive) to style 4 (delegator) systematically. The more the teams in level 4, the more the leadership bandwidth to do things that the leader would love to do (innovation, relationships, new markets, health, spiritual, family, and so on.)
Life is such a precious gift to whisk it away, merely with a mundane routine. You can easily break out of the same old routine and invest some time in implementing the above strategies just once to transform your life forever.
The world can be much a better place with less stress, sustainable growth, and a great legacy each leader can leave behind.
Let me know if you have any other suggestions on increasing the Leadership Bandwidth.

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