Structural tension that is. You and your team may experience some tension during the journey between where you are and where you want to be. How you process that tension, whether you allow it to stop or propel you forward, may mean the difference between success and failure.
READ THIS: An article by Robert Fritz that will explain that…”the structural dynamic(s) of structural tension is the principle that tension seeks resolution and the contrast between your desired state and your actual state forms the tension.” You’ll learn that you must look at current reality first rather than ignoring it and only focusing on what you want. Understanding what skills, resources and behaviors are creating the reality of the situation you are in gives you a baseline from which to begin. Just believing in something doesn’t create it.
USE THIS: Need a chart to help map your next creative plan? Here’s a simple one that might help you and your team.
As a leader, understand and use structural tension to motivate your team through the challenges you are sure to face in any creative process or difficult change initiative.
You are strong enough. You are smart enough. You are capable enough. You can and will lead your team this week through any tension they face to reach your desired outcomes.
Listen. Serve. Celebrate.