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  • feedwordpress 08:00:50 on 2021/04/20 Permalink
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    How Leadership Challenges Can Bring Out the Best In You 


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    Being a leader is a challenge in itself. And every leadership role comes with its own set of specific challenges. In my work as a leadership coach I have been able to see a wide range of situations that are especially challenging to leaders. Whatever form a challenge takes, it’s best to approach it as an opportunity for you and your team to excel in a high-profile situation.

    Here are some of the most common situations that can give you the opportunity to bring out your best in your leadership and team:

    When you’re starting something new. Whether you’re launching a new initiative, creating a new product or hiring new people for leadership, new beginnings are challenging. But they also present a clean slate. Make sure you put in the planning and effort you need up front to ensure the new initiative is successful.

    When you’re concluding something. As a venture or working relationship ends, it creates change—and sometimes heightened emotions—that can be difficult to navigate. It’s your role as a leader to tie up loose ends and ensure a smooth transition so everyone can move on successfully.

    When you’re planning a change. Organizations, teams and people are constantly changing, and most of the time that’s a good thing. You can’t have growth and improvement without change. But even the most positive change sometimes runs into opposition and defensiveness. Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind, and for people who are fearful by nature that impact takes the form of anxiety. For the hopeful it is encouragement; for the confident it is inspiration. It is the leader’s job to be able to handle these mixed responses with grace while getting people accustomed to the idea of change.

    When you’re in transition. It’s one thing to plan for change, but when the actual transformation begins, the prospects are high that your leadership and team will face significant challenges and difficulties. Weathering these times of transition takes confidence, thoughtfulness, and careful communication—including lots of listening. This means that at a time when you’re likely to be distracted by a thousand details, you have to stay mindful of keeping everyone strong and moving forward together. For many leaders, times of transition represent the most significant challenges of their careers.

    Whatever the challenge, try to view it as an opportunity for you to bring the best of who you are and what your leadership has to offer. To fully leverage the opportunity you have to acknowledge the attitudes and tendencies that get in your way and work to overcome them, work closely and effectively with your team, and do your part to keep steering the organization in a direction that serves its mission. It all starts with effective leadership.

    Lead from within: There will always be challenges, and how you show up as a leader will always make a difference. Make you sure your leadership is bringing out your best so those around you can bring out theirs.

     


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  • feedwordpress 18:58:15 on 2018/06/11 Permalink
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    What You Need to Know and Do When Tough Times Hit Hard 


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    It’s inevitable that all of us are going to experience some tough times, and that all of us are going to be hard one time or another, the most important thing about making through these difficult times is how we approach it.

    Here is what we need to know and what do and what think when tough times hit us hard.

    1. Keep things in perspective: It’s easy when times are tough to blow our problems out of portion, and lose perspective of our reality. Sometimes because we allow our problems to get too big we grow fearful and become paralyzed from making decisions or from moving forward to make changes that will help our situation Be careful not to let fear stop you from doing what you need to do. Acknowledge your fear and deal with it. Focus on what you can do, and pay attention to doing daily small tasks. concentrate on just doing the next things, even if its small, don’t think of the future, just think of now, this moment and know that its okay to focus on now and nothing else the next thing will happen if you take small actions now.

    2. Worry won’t make it better: Worry won’t make it better it won’t make easier, just because you’re afraid, doesn’t mean can’t be brave, just because its tough right now doesn’t mean you can’t be strong. Just because you think you might fail, doesn’t mean you will. now is the time to look beyond your fears and self -doubt and keep moving beyond the worry, and face yourself and your deepest fears, now is the time to not give up. You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined.

    3. Experience will make you stronger: Experience is one of the most valuable commodities you can have. No one else has the same experiences as you, they are what makes you, you. Your experience builds strength in you and new experiences help you to grow. sometimes our experiences and they can be difficult but we each have within us to know that what doesn’t break us makes us stronger. what makes us stronger makes us more confident in the future.

    4. Keep positive thoughts in a negative mind. When things are hard and times are tough, you need to learn to protect your mind, you cannot allow our mind to spiral out of control and become all negative, it’s so easy to go there and to stay there. and not leave there. If you’re not careful your negative thoughts can only lead you to even more negative places and so we must learn to protect our mind and start to think of things that are more positive. because you cannot go positive when you are all about being negative.

    5. life isn’t easy but it is worth it: anything worth fighting for doesn’t come easy. Achieving anything worthwhile in life takes effort. we have to do better today than we did yesterday. Above all, we must always make sure that we are properly align our efforts with your goals and we are aligning our goals with our actions, this won’t be easy but it will be definitely worth it.

    6. This too shall pass. We have to remember, this situation will NOT last forever and it would be best to acknowledge that that our hard times might seem really dark at the moment, but this will not last forever, what is most important to remember that we must pass through this to make it to the other side.

     


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    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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