“You can’t do this job without cultivating the confidence to deal effectively with people. Fortunately, most of the fears are over-blown and with deliberate actions everyday to show concern, provide help and ensure fairness and accountability, you’ll begin to recognize that the fear was worse than the reality.”
The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Coping with a Personal Leadership Confidence Deficit”, by Art Petty.
In this June 4, 2012 post in Art Petty’s Management Excellence blog, the author provides 6 realities of leading others and 3 key points to put your leadership challenges in perspective.
This is a great article for new managers going through the challenges of leading people, and a good reminder for seasoned leaders as well!
More from the article:
“Not everyone should lead and if you’re not willing to work on the challenging parts, go back to your individual contributor role. If you are willing to put yourself out there in a zone that is clearly uncomfortable, the returns are truly rewarding.”
Read the short article to learn more!
Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious™ strategist
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