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Take Charge Yourself

Sometimes the only person we can trust is ourselves.

Practicing self-discipline and self-direction makes us fit to lead, and can be achieved by:

  • Knowing oneself
  • Knowing your leadership style
  • Knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

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Chaos and uncertainty make us want to shut down and become disengaged.

The idea of staying calm and focusing on what you can control keeps us engaged and aimed towards a possible solution.

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The CHAOTIC Leadership Model is a set of principles that enable us to perform despite the chaos around us. The acronym stands for:

  • Control what you can
  • Honesty with yourself and others
  • Act, don’t react
  • Open yourself to help
  • Take charge of yourself
  • Inspire a positive difference
  • Concentrate on the bigger picture.

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Taking inspired positive action, can make a chaotic situation disappear, and make us come out of the problem more powerful than we were before.

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Acting or responding to a situation is always better than mindless reaction, which itself leads to further chaos.

Taking action, even if it is a small asserting of control, keeps us moving forward.

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In chaotic conditions, we are lost in urgent matters and forget the big picture.

Without a big picture, or a 'Why' to motivate us, and guide us in the dark, we can forever be lost in the jungle of chaos.

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Being open to help, setting your ego aside, is always a great idea.
Taking help from our seniors, our peers and most importantly, outsiders can work wonders to get our chaotic situation in order.
Outsiders provide us with a perspective we miss, being too close to the fire.

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Emotional intelligence when facing uncertainty
As we face uncertainty, our brains push us to overreact in a place where emotions, such as anxiety and fear, are generated. And these inhibit good decision-making.
Overriding this mechanism to shift this thinking in a rational direction requires emotional intelligence (EQ).

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How to embrace an uncertain future
  • Replace expectations with plans. You can guide your tomorrow, but you can’t control the exact outcome.
  • Prepare for different possibilities.
  • Become a feeling observer. It isn’t the uncertainty that usually bothers you; it’s the tendency to get lost in your feelings about it.
  • Get confident about your coping and adapting skills. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?”
  • Practice mindfulness. Notice and appreciate the beauty of the moment.

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A sense of optimism

What you need to maneuver through a world of uncertainty is a sense of optimism—an attitude characterized by hope and confidence in a positive future.

Optimistic attitudes are linked to a number of benefits, including better coping skills, lower stress and anxiety levels, better physical health, healthier relationships, and higher motivation and resilience when pursuing your goals.

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