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๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

As a leader, you serve as a role model as stakeholders constantly watch your signals. How can you lead effectively while recognizing others' perceptions?

๐—•๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ. Start with self-awareness. Following your values consistently will be reassuring both to you and others.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜†. Know others in your team and understand the influences in their lives. Try asking deeper questions as, โ€œWhatโ€™s one thing you need in order to grow with us?โ€

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€. Realize everyone makes mistakes, starting with you, and focus on what you learned. I've seen so much wasted energy spent on covering mistakes versus handling them.

๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. Take time to breathe (literally and figuratively) for perspective and assess all options.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†. Be realistic and accept negative situations but remember that crises become unexpected opportunities.

It's tempting to act out the media-hyped trope of a self-absorbed genius. Like lotteries, almost everyone loses this game even though we only hear adventures of the rare winners.

The pressure of being a role model can push you to be a better person even when not being observed.


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