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Conquering The Common Fears of Leadership

Making Decisions

Decision-making is critical for business leadership. The ability to learn how to make good decisions in highly chaotic environments can give you the tools necessary to take your business to the next level.

Be prepared, use the information at hand, and make the best possible decisions you can. Adjust quickly if you miss the mark.

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Conquering The Common Fears of Leadership

Conquering The Common Fears of Leadership

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brentgleeson/2014/05/05/conquering-the-common-fears-of-leadership/

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Criticism

As a leader, your shortcomings will be highlighted more than your strengths. 

Criticism is something you should expect and get used to. Face the fear head on by regularly requesting anonymous feedback from your team.

Failure

Driven people hate failure, even though failure is inevitable. You do not become a successful leader without having experienced failure along the way.

When you make mistakes, own them and let the team know what you are going to do to fix them.

Making Decisions

Decision-making is critical for business leadership. The ability to learn how to make good decisions in highly chaotic environments can give you the tools necessary to take your business to the next level.

Be prepared, use the information at hand, and make the best possible decisions you can. Adjust quickly if you miss the mark.

Speaking

As a leader within an organization, one of the things you should be doing the most is communicating with your team. If you are unable to do this, you cannot expect your team to follow you wholeheartedly.

Take every opportunity you can to speak in front of audiences. The more you do it, the more confident you will be.

Responsibility

With much power comes much responsibility. Your first priority is to your team.  If you put them first, all the rest will fall into place.

Working together as a team will lighten the burden of responsibility.

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  • Make sure that you speak up when you have something important to say. 
  • Take advantage of your ability to observe other people, the environment you’re in and the energy flow in the room.
  • People will pay more attention to what you say when you do speak up.
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  • People will trust you more and thus you’ll have access to more privileged information.

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