I see a lot of posts critical of leaders who won’t change. In my world, it’s often focused on leaders involved with Agile transformations and how they’re stuck in their old mindsets. Leaders get labelled as being the problem, and before long, you can hear the language of us vs. them.
In fact, these leaders aren’t wrong. They’re just operating in a way consistent with their experiences. So, rather than labelling them as wrong, what if you meet them where they are.
When you meet them where they are, you can partner with them to create something different. In the end, though, not everyone will want to change their reality. If leaders decide to stay where they are, don’t create divisions by labelling them. After all, it’s not about you.
You’ve got it.