Leadership Nudge – Stress Pushes You Down
Leaders, your mission should you choose to accept it is to stay the leader you want to be even under times of stress.
Even when you have a lot to get done, and even when you are under time pressure. Our tendency is to tell others what to do; to take control and give orders. Remember, under stress we always get pushed down to the bottom of the ladder.
Normally you might be the leader that says, “Hey, what do you guys think?” or “What would you like to do?” or “ What do you intend to do?” You make it a point to listen to your people. You do a great job, then all of the sudden it gets stressful and boom, you drop down, “hey do this, do this, do this, I don’t have time to tell you why.”
My leadership nudge to you this week is this:
Try your best to resist that as much as possible. Don’t allow stress to inadvertently cause you to be a bad leader. Be deliberate and let me know how it goes.