To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself
Every day, take 5 minutes to think about the challenges you've recently handled and the ones that you'll still need to manage.
Ask yourself how your leadership failed yesterday. How should you have faced those challenges? What about your challenges today? What would you do differently?
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Contrary to popular belief, body language in the context of public speaking is more than hand and arm gesture.
It means adjusting the way we stand, move and smile to capture and hold the attention of an audience.
Match your gestures to your words.
We are visual creatures, and any movement used in the right way in this direction will spark the attention of your audience. Just try not to abuse this rule.
There is a natural tendency in humans to avoid tough conversations, due to the fear of conflict.
But sometimes it is necessary to have these conversations, as postponing them can make the situation worse.
Asking questions as if you don't know anything about the whole problem, and listening carefully, can ease out the worst of conflicts.
Listening also makes other people get the impression that you care.
When you encounter a new claim, look for conflicts of interest. Ask: Do they stand to profit from what they say? Are they affiliated with an organization that could be swaying them? Other questions to consider: What makes the writer or speaker qualified to comment on the topic? What statements have they made in the past?
Is a cognitive bias that makes our feeling towards someone affect how we judge their claims. If we dislike someone, we are a lot more likely to disagree with them; if we like them, we are biased to agree.