Andreas Vetr

The INNER CIRCLE: Leaders prepared other people to represent them.

The INNER CIRCLE: Leaders prepared other people to represent them.

A good leader selects a small circle of the most important people to let them get close and show them their whole being. They select these people based on specific criteria to share experiences with them. It’s not just a one-time meeting, but several special times that the leader arranges for three maybe four people from the inner circle. While the other team members or managers of the manager were waiting for their colleagues to return, the people in the “inner circle” are experiencing something special.

The executive leader is the ultimate coach and mentor and does this to prepare some key players for future leadership positions. See how they do it. Key executives…

  • …select a group of key people.
  • …take them to a special place.
  • …spend time experiencing and working on something together.
  • …share unusual experiences with them.
  • …create a lasting memory with them.
  • …invest special time to talk to them.
  • …gives the inner circle a secret, shared history that prepares them for the future.

To think about:

  • Have I found my key people?
  • What criteria do I use to choose my inner circle?
  • Have these people who are in my inner circle been tested? Can I rely on them no matter what happens?
  • How do I bring these people together?
  • Which of the above points have I already started with this Inner Circle?

English:

THE INNER CIRCLE: Leaders Prepare Others to Represent Them.

The leader chooses a small group of key individuals to bring those people closer and reveal their entire being. They select these individuals based on special criteria to share experiences with them. It’s not just a one-time event but several special occasions that the leader arranges for three or perhaps four such individuals to become their “inner circle” people. While other team members or leaders wait for their colleagues to return, the people of the “inner circle” experience something unique with the leader.

The leader of leaders is the ultimate trainer and mentor, doing this to prepare some key players for future leadership positions. Watch how they do it. Leaders of key people…

  • …select a group of key individuals.
  • …bring them to a special place.
  • …spend time experiencing and working things out together.
  • …share unusual experiences with them.
  • …create a lasting memory with them.
  • …invest special time talking with them.
  • …thus give the “inner circle” members a secret shared history that prepares them for the future.

Food for thought:

  • Have I found my key individuals?
  • What criteria do I use to select my inner circle?
  • Are these people who belong to my inner circle tested? Can I rely on them no matter what happens?
  • How do I bond these people together? Which of the above points have I already begun with this inner circle?