Dr. Ryan Quinn and Co-Authors Publish an Article in the Harvard Business Review: Why Real-Time Leadership is so Hard.
Do you sometimes feel stuck as a leader, while at other times everything seems effortless? The explanation often lies in your own psychological state. When you’re in the zone, you express yourself naturally, venture beyond the familiar to pursue ambitious goals, embody your highest values, and embrace learning—and can accomplish extraordinary things. But four common stumbling blocks can prevent you from entering it: the misperceptions that there are no alternatives, that there is no hope, that there is no time, and that there is no need for leadership. Those misperceptions can be overcome, however, if you ask the right questions and follow a handful of practices designed to open your mind to a world of possibilities.