Imagine being a band conductor, and you want the band to speed up. What would happen if you continued conducting at the same tempo? Simple, the band would continue playing at the current tempo.

Conducting is leadership, and there’s a lesson leaders can take from conductors — Lead from where you want them to be, not where they are.

Want to increase trust between team members? Start by increasing yours.

Want more shared ownership on the team? Start by increasing yours.

Want to increase psychological safety? Start by increasing yours.

Unsure how to lead from where you want to be? Ask the team for help. Regardless of what you’re after, I can’t think of a better way to lead from where you want them to be.

Leading starts with you.

You’ve got this.