Inspired group leaders understand (and communicate) their “why”
What does it mean to embrace inspired group leadership? Last week, we talked about how leaders can stay motivated when their dedication to their role on the team is flagging hard. One of our suggestions was to lean into the questioning. We recommended that leaders do a little soul searching about why they wanted to lead in the first place. Reflection helps leaders chart what’s ahead, both for them and for the group. We had a LOT to say about it.
We’ll keep it brief this week. We love this TED talk and think it should be required viewing for anyone that is interested in leadership, entrepreneurship, or taking on a large project of any kind. The devil, as usual, is in the details. If leaders start with their “why,” their projects and groups have a MUCH higher chance of success. Group members and stakeholders feel inspired and confident in their investment when the leaders have clarity of conviction. This is especially true when the road gets bumpy. And the road will get bumpy.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the content in this video, check out Sinek’s book Find your Why, A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.
The Groupeasy philosophy: our “why”
Here are our top 3 reasons for starting Groupizy, our biggest group project to date : )
Leadership is an opportunity to help others:
In our case, that means boosting community movers and shakers, entrepreneurs, and people who care about their causes. We do this, because, in the words of our COO Joe Hewitt, “the meaning of life is found in our connections to others.”
Leadership is an opportunity to make conditions better:
We recognized that a massive and fixable technology gap existed. Groups often fail to thrive because of inherent problems of communicating, coordinating, and decision-making.
Leadership is an opportunity to share your passion:
The current COVID climate has only made things more challenging. We exist to help improve the quality of life for groups, so that they are able to more deeply connect with one another. As Joe puts it, “we created Groupeasy to help groups thrive so that the individuals behind the groups can thrive.”
What are your reasons for leading and creating? How are you bringing inspiration and focus to your role as group leader? If you’ve gotten here to our blog from Facebook or LinkedIn, hello and please comment. We love getting to know you and hearing more about your projects and group experiences!
The Team at Groupeasy