Posts Tagged ‘comfort zone’
The Secret Remedy Leadership Obesity or How to avoid a heart attack before your time.
“Sometimes the comfortable thing to do isn’t the right thing to do.” -Tony Blair
Let’s be honest. You are quickly outgrowing the leaders who seem bloated, disengaged, bored, tired, argumentative, egotistical or overly selfish.
Times have changed. People are increasingly fed up with being manipulated in any way, shape or form into doing what’s not in their own intuitive best interest.
Leaders need to continuously wake up and grow up in order to be inspiring examples who don’t have to use fancy footwork, force or pressure to get results. Can you use your results to inspire and motivate instead?
The heart attack is symbolical. Open your heart. Widen it, deepen it. Or have it attacked by the reality of your people’s needs, wants, dreams, hopes, ambitions and interests.
As a leader, it does not serve you or your organization if you seek out comfort. In fact, comfort can be your enemy until you are a master at your craft, and even far beyond. Lose some weight, become pliant again, freshen your perspective on life and the current times. Step out of your comfort zone. Reconnect with your bravery, honesty and sense of responsibility. Let your heart embrace the concerns of your people, short and long term. THINK!
If you don’t you might find yourself not only outsourced and useless, you might even stop being inspired. And if you’re not inspired, why should anybody else be.
Leadership starts with you, lose the weight!
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People often ask you what you do!
When you answer that question, do you describe your products and services? Or do you communicate the benefits your clients receive?
For example, at Empowerment Holdings we could say:
We offer business coaching, consulting and executive services for “dead” professionals!
Sounds good, but you’re probably going: What does that have to do with me, my problems, my wants and needs?
And you’re right.
If instead we’d say:
“We’re able to help you overcome your fears. Period. We alleviate your professional frustrations, dissatisfaction and inability to move beyond your current, uncomfortable situation. We wake you up from the “dead”. WE WAKE YOU UP. We help you achieve breakthroughs in personal leadership and professional development.”
You’d listen because you’d know what you could get out of your relationship with us.
A leader that possesses the ability to walk in their client’s shoes for a while, who can get a sense of what life is really like for someone they’d like to do business with, will eventually become an ally and trusted friend. And people love to do business with friends, we do too.
Be a good leader and become a real friend. Take some time today and think about what people really want and need from you. Your family, your friends, your employees, your co-workers, your community, your world – what do they really want and need from you?
Wake up. Just for a minute, let go of your self absorbed worries and problems and think about what the people you are serving or wish to serve are really like. What are they facing on a day-to-day basis and how would they like to feel facing it. Figure out a way to make them feel better and deal better with their challenges and you’ll make friends for life – you’ll deserve whatever success comes to you!
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Truth be told, when you are still developing confidence in yourself and your leadership style and skillset, you probably prefer to spend your time with people who share your views.
And why not. It feels good to be in the company of people who understand and appreciate you for who you are today.
At some point, though, you have to recognize the value of those people in your life that beg to differ. Those who’s views take you outside the familiar, who challenge your comfort zone and your grasping to a particular status quo.
Though they may not appear as friends, these people expand your mind, expose your neurosis and hidden agendas, liberate you from the shadows in your perception and the stinginess in your willingness to feel. And by doing so they invest in who you will become.
Because as you ripen as a leader, you will see that your ability to connect with and understand people is by far the most important ingredient in your success.
Remember then, that not all good friends appear as such.
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