Leading teams and managing people can be tough. Unfortunately, you’ll never get it right every time. Whether you are just starting out in leadership or you’ve been around for a few years, the goal should be the same. To be a better leader.
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Any supervisor who informs you that encouraging his team is the very first thing on his mind is lying. That's due to the fact that handling individuals is never ever a task and it's hardly ever a concern. Like it or not, that's simply the method it is.
Strategic leadership sounds really hard. You probably need to have a PhD or at least an MBA from a prestigious university right? You need to be sitting in the C-suite too, don’t you? Nope. You can be more strategic too, and it will help you be a better leader.
You are a leader if somebody is following you. This might be as easy as one individual enjoying you and following your example and motivation, to being a leader in your house, your neighborhood, your office and even your country.
It may seem like Thoughtful Leaders need to be self-sacrificing and focused solely on their teams. While this is partly true, we should never lose sight of ourselves during this process. Failing to monitor our own wellbeing will only result in burnout and unhappiness.
These days, it is common to read about strengths-based approaches to leadership and development. The idea is to maximise the talents of the leader and concentrate on them, rather than focusing on their leadership weaknesses.
To pull my socks up after a defeat isn’t the only thing I’ve learned from my Literature teacher. She also taught me to love being rejected. That wasn’t her intention though. She was just doubtful about my potential.