Leadership can be a lonely job – oftentimes you’re standing alone, trying to navigate rough waters. Tough decisions sometimes have to be made, and you don’t always get to be the “good guy.” But if you’ve done your job and truly listened to those you lead, you should be able to stand confidently, knowing that you’re making tough decisions for a good reason.
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Anyone who has ever led knows that leadership isn’t all sunshine and roses. It’s natural to want to complain, and indeed you probably should have a safe place to vent your frustrations once in a while. But if you’re spending all your time as a leader complaining, then you’re not spending it in your most important role: leading toward a future where there’s less to complain about in the first place.
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There’s a definite learning curve associated with taking on a leadership position. If you’re in that type of position and you feel you’re not quite keeping up, it might help if you took the time to educate yourself a bit. Whether you read some articles on leadership, take a class, or read a book – there are so many resources available to you to help you grow in your leadership skills. A solid education can be the foundation for your success.
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You may have gotten a leadership role because of your past performance, but what matters now is what you do with that role. Being a good leader is about leading a team toward a common goal – what are you doing to grow the leadership skills of others in your organization or team?
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Sometimes people in leadership positions let that go to their heads – it’s only natural to feel a boost in your own self-confidence when you are chosen for a special role, after all. However, there’s something you should always keep in mind if you want to be a good leader: while you are in a position of power, it is your responsibility to use that to empower those you lead. Let the power of your position be the source of inspiration to everyone involved, and not just a source of self-importance for you.
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When we feel that something is scarce (time, money, or other resources especially), we start to behave differently toward that thing. Maybe we hoard it, or we end up wasting it because we’re so worried about how little there is, or we never take the time to enjoy what we have or live in the moment. All of this negativity brings us down. So what if, instead, we took an attitude of abundance? What if we expected the best from life instead of expecting the worst? How would our lives improve?
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