To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself
Regardless of how well you are prepared for a situation, there will always be people who will frustrate or anger you.
When those situations arise, first ask yourself, on a scale of 1 to 10, how important the issue is at the moment. With anything less than a 6, take a break and ask yourself how a leader you aspire to be would handle this situation.
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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.
The five stages of grief are described as anger, bargaining, denial, depression, and acceptance. Yet, when a tragedy strike, we already know how bad things are. What is most needed is hope.
We live in an age where many feel that they are entitled to a perfect life. But at some stage, everyone will face a tragedy.
When tough times do come, resilient people seem to recognize that suffering is part of every human life. Understanding this stops you from feeling discriminated against when trouble comes.
Resilient people typically manage to focus on the things they can change and accept the things they can't.
Don't get swallowed up by your troubles. Don't lose what you still have to what you have lost.