And for any Person in a Leadership Role
In the United States of America, we are preparing to select new (or the same) leadership for our country. One of my associates shared a video with me (at the bottom of the blog post) that they thought conveyed some good information in preparing for this crucial time to come. After reviewing it, I found that Robin Sharma pinpointed many critical points about leadership – for both elected officials and the leaders in our businesses and communities.
Robin points out how important transparency is. I could not agree more! However, the one point missed in the question asked on “candor” is the mannerisms in which a leader conducts him or herself under pressure. Do they treat these direct questions and challenges as personal attacks – or do they stick to the issues?
A person reveals a lot about themselves in the heat.
The issues are important, but I look at the person as well. Who are they? Do they conduct themselves in a way that they preach? Do they exhibit honor and courage or do they stoop to new lows in communication and decency. Communicating honorably, consistent with what I recommend others to do, has been a BIG focus of my own for the last 18 months… at times, it has created moments of significant upheaval in my life and business – but it has been worth it.
I encourage you to watch this video and share additional questions of your own based on Robin Sharma’s definitions. These times are more important than ever. There are 7 BILLION souls now sharing our planet, elections everywhere, economic chaos globally, environmental chaos continually revealing itself. In the midst of all this, who is capable of leading without succumbing under pressure?
There is huge opportunity on this planet right now to turn the tide of chaos. As Bucky would say, can we emerge through emergency?
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