Collaborative Leader

1. Focus on the Environment:

  • Create a participatory environment where people feel engaged and challenged.
  • Decentralize power and organize a network to have a systemic vision involving the whole business.
  • Manage the system, not the people.

2. Know Your Colleagues:

  • Give full attention to people as the foundation for collaboration.
  • Know people deeply and show interest in getting to know each other.
  • Create a psychologically safe environment by breaking silos and working cross-functionally, even across teams.
  • Focus on your influence rather than your power.

3. Actively Listen:

  • Prioritize communication, which must be a two-way road.
  • Use feedback in all directions in a constant learning approach.

4. Walk the Talk:

  • Align speech with action.
  • Ensure what is said is seen in practice.
  • Be authentic as a leader.

5. Empathy:

  • See people not just as another number, but as complete human beings with values and history.
  • Ensure no one is left out within the group.
  • Empathy is crucial in a collaborative environment.

6. Focus on Results:

  • Have a strong focus on results.
  • Foster a true culture of problem-solving without wasting energy looking for someone to blame for mistakes.