Vince – what emerges for me is Charles Darwin’s thoughts on natural selection – not the strongest, not the smartest, but the ability to continually adapt to the changing landscape that allows leaders to survive and ultimately thrive. My creative side loves this because adaptation can take so many different forms; listening and watching others – peers, leaders and subordinates, engaging in dialogue inside and outside the organization, sharing, reading different points of view than my own, walking a different route to my desk so that I “run” into someone I haven’t seen for awhile. I aim for relevancy through knowing when to speak, when to listen, when to question, when to engage, when to present, when to support and pulling out the right tool for the situation. I know I don’t always get it right but I do know that I’ll work to adapt my leadership style the next time round.
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Tara Veysey is a Senior Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge. She is an experienced facilitator and coach in the areas of career transition and management. Tara works with executives, senior leaders, and senior-level technical individual contributors where she excels in helping individuals understand their potential, how to position themselves in the world of work, and creating action plans for success.Follow on Twitter More Content by Tara Veysey