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A weekly kick-off e-message from Katherine Eitel 
to breathe life back into your practice, your team, and you!
 
Apr 5, 2010
 
  
Adaptive Leadership: 
The Four Quadrants of Choice
 
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Imagine yourself standing outside of a box divided into four quadrants which are labeled:  Lead, Follow, Change, and Get Out Of The Way.  Before you make a decision, start a conversation with a co-worker, or step into a selling situation with a client, you get to decide which of these boxes you'll "lead" from.  One box will be the most comfortable for you because it's likely where you've been operating from the longest, most frequently, and in which you have developed the most skill ... but all are viable and powerful leadership choices and positions.  Good leaders know they have a choice and there is a perfect time for each option.
 
 
Being proactively "at choice" is one of the cornerstones of great leadership.  Leaders notice their current position and choose their response instead of simply blindly reacting.
 
In my continued interview with corporate change agent, Ian McKelvie, we get a glimpse into this leadership model Ian calls The Leadership Choice.  He helps us understand that being "at choice" as a leader is more important than actually "making choices."  He gives a specific example of one conversation with a client where he used all four boxes, all four choices, at some point in that conversation.  We even talk about how leaders stay "at choice" ... even when there is only one option.  (Think Nelson Mandella in a prison cell in South Africa.)
 
If you're tired of simply reacting, feeling like a puppet at the end of someone else's string, then click here to listen to more of my conversation with Ian McKelvie...
 
 
   
Listen in to the Conversation with Ian.
 

   
 
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Ian McKelvieIan McKelvie has lived on four continents, spent the last decade residing in Seattle, and is the owner of Becauz! (www.becauz.com ) a training and coaching company specializing in leadership development and performance enhancement.  Having worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Washington Mutual, IBM, and Xerox, his current clients include Senior Microsoft leaders globally and CTO of Avanade (an Accenture company.)  His multicultural seasoning, innate fascination with people, and deep belief that everyone wants to "play big" make him a powerfully effective and highly sought after facilitator.  Ian continues to be amazed by what people are capable of when inspired and living on purpose.
 
To Learn More, visit www.Becauz.com   
 
  

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"Whenever I feel a complete lack of power, I just look at where I'm not at choice.  In the darkest of times in my own leadership, I always find it helpful to remember:  I'm only two or three choices away from the life I say I want." 
 
~ Ian McKelvie 
 
 
 
"If you can look up... you can get up!"  
 ~ Les Brown
 

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lioness layingAffirmation:
 
 
I operate "at choice" ....even when there is only one choice.
 
 

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