Dude, thank you for sharing that. I wish more of us were willing to share our failures in this area so we could work on the solution together. This post has garnered some interesting comments from the community, and not all of it is great. It's so easy to blame leadership for not "getting it" or "being ready for transformation".
Blame blame blame blame blame.
I have to own my issues in my communicating well with leadership early on, and it's important that I grasp that now. I was just handed an entire group to work with and they have their own leadership to work well with. What I am trying to do is prepare myself to listen to their needs and desires, trying to connect them with the material and effort as best as possible.
Will it work? Who knows, and there's a lot of outside forces that might work against me regardless of my coaching stance. But if I understand that I have to be part of the solution, and not treat them as my foe...maybe it will help.
Keep sharing Tanner, thanks for chatting with me about it.