When a business leader acts as The Teacher, he or she breaks down a complicated process or idea into small, understandable parts and then explains how those pieces fit together to produce something really special. When the employees, suppliers, and/or customers understand the process or idea better, they are able to support it and move forward with greater confidence, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Two Questions for The Teacher Approach to Leadership:
- What is something complicated that you understand, but that your employees, suppliers, and/or customers are struggling to comprehend?
- How can you break the process or idea down into smaller, more understandable pieces that you can explain so that the pieces individually and collectively make more sense to these people?