Leadership and A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder)

Too often, leader’s reference the effectiveness of their speaking based on how they themselves feel or think without being responsible for how others are hearing them. “Me centered” focus of attention could be considered a kind of A.D.D. behavior.

Successful Leadership requires a behavior adjustment placing your attention almost entirely on others, specifically – your ability to listen to others. Whether you’re in front of many or in a one on one meeting, effective Leadership steers from what is happening over there with the listener(s).

If that’s where you want the action to be – commitments, execution on actions, etc., then it naturally follows that’s where we need our attention to measure the impact of our speaking. If you’re leadership isn’t getting the results you want, try a different style or message.