Average leaders come to work every day, perform their job duties and are content with the status quo. Disruptive leaders, on the other hand, are much bolder. They press the envelope, push boundaries and regularly spend time outside their own comfort zone. As a result, these leaders tend to generate positive change, innovation and growth. The good news is, you can achieve these results too, even if it doesn’t necessarily come natural by adopting a disruptive mindset. Here are five tips for making disruption work for the good of your property management company.
Sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s often necessary in order to move forward. Disruptive leaders recognize when change is necessary and they’re not afraid to speak up about it. If you want to see your property management company make positive progress, you have to be willing to take an honest and transparent approach.
It’s not enough to understand that barriers to success exist. You need to be willing to ask why those obstacles are there in the first place. This type of probing will allow you to delve deeper and uncover the ways to overcome what’s standing in the way of your property management business. Disruptive leaders can be compared to explorers and inventors. These individuals never stop pursuing knowledge and more often than not they are rewarded with positive change and new, exciting opportunities.
Surrounding yourself with only those who closely match your personality and share your thoughts and opinions may be a more pleasant way to live, but it won’t do much to help you grow. If you want to experience positive disruption in your property management organization, you have to diversify your circle of influence. A cross-fertilization of skills, connections and perspectives will not only help you solve problems more effectively but it will also foster an environment of creativity and innovation.
Disruptive leaders don’t always take the well-traveled path to reach their destinations. Instead, they remain open to and intrigued by the various twists and turns along the way. As a result, these leaders tend to learn more and are also able to make more well-rounded decisions. The more viewpoints you’re willing to consider, the more dynamic your ability to lead will become. And remember – the road less traveled quite often leads to opportunities beyond what you ever imagined.
When there is disruption, there is often chaos and uncertainty. Being capable of remaining strong and steady, regardless of external circumstances is a critical characteristic of a disruptive leader. Not only is it important that you are able to weather the storm even when the future is blurry, but it’s also essential that you are able to guide and support others along the journey as well. When everything around you seems to be falling apart, be the rock that others can grab onto.
What does disruptive leadership mean to you? How have you been able to manage disruption and change within your property management organization? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!