Best Boss Take 5 | Lead by Invite, Not Fiat

From the innovative Best Boss Bootcamp, we’ve culled a few gold nuggets to help reshape your understanding of effective leadership. The Best Boss Bootcamp is a comprehensive system that delves into the critical competencies of people management — from leading oneself to managing entire teams. Today, we’re sharing a trio of strategies that set the stage for being the best boss possible. What do you think of them? Let us know. 

1. Resist Hierarchical Leadership

The classic top-down way of leading? Ditch it. Instead, think bottom-up leadership. Think servant leadership. Rather than directing your people, why not invite them? Enroll them in your leadership. Invite, don’t instruct. It’s a game-changer!

2. Leverage Everyone’s Genius Zone

Everyone has a genius zone – that sweet spot where they’re most confident and most competent. During the Best Boss Bootcamp, participants undergo the DiSC assessment to pinpoint these areas. The aim? To harness these zones for leadership. When people work within their areas of genius, efficiency and productivity skyrocket. While learning new skills is great, when you’re in the zone, magic happens.

3. Embrace Your Gaps and Hire for Them

No leader is perfect. Whether it’s a skill you’re still working on or one you’ll never quite grasp, awareness is key. The solution? Hire to fill these gaps. Leadership isn’t about going solo; it’s about assembling a team where everyone’s genius zones interlock, creating a leadership entity that’s far more effective than any individual.

The Best Boss Bootcamp offers transformative insights. The golden lesson today? Lead by invitation, recognizing both your and your team’s strengths and weaknesses, and create a synergy that takes leadership to the next level.

Stay tuned for more gems from the Bootcamp. Let’s keep this leadership conversation going!

About Danny

With over 20 years experience in training and leadership development  — and holding an MBA and an MA in Organizational Development — Danny Ceballos has worked with organizations across the country to strengthen their effectiveness in leading and managing others through supervision+motivation best practices and strategies.