Are Self Aware
It’s possible to be weak-voiced and lead a company or organization. But in ways large and small, people will perceive you differently—and be more willing to follow you—when you invest the sound of your voice with the attributes of leadership.
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Managers and Leaders come in all sizes and shapes. They speak every language on the planet. They have different religions, different food preferences, and different ideas about culture. But each has a choice about how to lead.
Managers act like their superheroes. They imagine themselves as superior beings with gifts not given to the rest of us. Leaders act like human beings doing meaningful work. They see themselves as the rest of us but with the job of helping teams be more productive with higher morale. Let’s see what that looks like in practice.
Both of my grandmothers were tough old bird. They lived in a time and place where they needed to be resilient if they expected to survive harsh hot, windy summers and harsh, cold, windy winters in the Midwest. If I moped around while doing chores, one of them would yell, “Get the lead out of your ass and start moving!”
Both learned to value their skills and talents at an early age because they knew they’d need them again. Most likely in the near future. Taking personal responsibility for their contributions was not boasting. Instead, it was learning how to survive and be resilient.
Resilience is a component of mental toughness. It is the ability to cope with adversity and obstacles. It comes from believing in yourself, and more importantly, in something bigger than yourself.
While specific experiences in life may make some individuals more resilient than others, resilience isn’t a personality trait that only some possess. Instead, it involves thoughts, behavior, and emotions that anyone can learn and develop.
Too often in the world of leadership development and coaching, we preoccupy on the visible manifestation of leadership – the gestures, actions, styles, and habits – when the real work of leadership is forged in our minds, invisible to all but the lone individual waging war against self-doubt or other insidious dark forces.
Every person who has held this role knows about the pitched battle that rages in their minds as they strive to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty with and through others. They know their effectiveness as a leader is won in that space between their ears via the narrative that plays in
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