Team Leadership in any form is not black and white – every person on your team, project, group is different and in time you will identify the need to Navigate the Gray Area between the black and the white where a decision for one situation might not be able to be applied to the other.
There are no steadfast rules for Navigating the Gray, only if you choose not to and seek to remain within the Black and the White.
Leaders who don’t progress past their current position haven’t learned to Navigate the Gray, they know the Black and White of their position so they don’t need to. Going into a new position with additional responsibilities brings us back into the gray which is too much of a push – it’s better to stay in the Black and White, Right or Left – where it’s one way or the other, but never in between.
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