From the beginning of our schooling, we are told to be self-sufficient — to be the leader who sacrifices it all, works hard and wins. We are encouraged to be the “go-to” person in our field — to be untouchable and to be a success. We are driven to do it all and to be invincible.
But all of this is a trap.
How to Form a More Trusting Team In Two Sessions
Leaders, does your team ever feel like a horror film when you thought you were producing a romantic comedy? You chose team members because you thought they would form a great bond, but instead, the opposite happened and you let them stay anyway.
If you were actually in a movie theater, you could just get up and walk out when the plot started to change. But at work, it’s a bit harder.
Want Stronger Leadership Presence? Focus On What Your Followers Need
After coaching executives for over 15 years, one of the most common questions I get is, “How can I have more leadership presence?”
As leaders, we feel the need to have the right amount of presence that moves, touches and inspires our teams toward greatness. But when we think about how we can build our leadership presence, we focus on ourselves. We ask, “How can I demonstrate more presence? What do I need to do?” All these questions lead to anxiety, and ultimately, to defeat.