Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders

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Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders By Wali Zahid Leaders: 1. Tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty 2. Tolerate mistakes 3. Tolerate failure 4. Tolerate dissent/challenge to their ideas and leadership

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Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders www. What are the situations you may term as ambiguous and uncertain in your department or team’s work? What are likely factors behind this: You? Your team members? Or external factors? • Can you come up with at least one or two examples of the above? Cause: You Cause: Your Team Members Cause: external Factors Type of Ambiguity and Uncertainty 1 2 3 • How can you deal with this ambiguity and uncertainty without losing your credibility as a leader? © 2008 Skill City skillcity@live.com 2 .com T1: Leaders Tolerate Ambiguity and Uncertainty • • Reflect your own individual or team’s work situations.myskillcity.

myskillcity. What kind of mistakes do you make? What kind of mistakes do your team members make? • Can you come up with at least one or two examples of routine and non-routine mistakes you and they make? You Routine Mistakes They Non-routine Mistakes • How can you deal with your and their mistakes without losing your credibility as a leader? © 2008 Skill City skillcity@live.Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders www.com T2: Leaders Tolerate Mistakes [others’ and theirs] • • Reflect your own individual or team’s work situations.com 3 .

What are the work or team situations in which you may fail? What are likely factors behind this: You? Your team members? Or external factors? Can you come up with at least one or two examples of the above? Cause: You Cause: Your Team Members Cause: external Factors Type of Failure 1 2 3 • How can you deal with your own and their failure without losing your credibility as a leader? © 2008 Skill City skillcity@live.Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders www.myskillcity.com 4 .com T3: Leaders Tolerate Failure [mostly theirs] • • • Reflect your own individual or team’s work situations.

What are likely challenges to your leadership and ideas from your team members? Can you come up with at least one or two examples? What could be expected? What could come as a ‘surprise’? • How can you deal with this dissent and challenge without losing your credibility as a leader? Type of challenge/dissent Expected How will you deal with this positively? Unexpected/ ‘surprise’ © 2008 Skill City skillcity@live.com T4: Leaders Tolerate Dissent/Challenge to Their Ideas and Leadership • • Reflect your team’s work situations.com 5 .Wali’s 4 T’s™ for Leaders www.myskillcity.