Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Have you ever taken a good long look at yourself and asked what it is like to work for you? If you haven’t…..might we encourage you to do so today?
Serving as a manager, team leader or supervisor can feel like a rather lonely and vulnerable place. Countless managers admit to secretly hoping for their team’s approval and devotion, and share that they find it a struggle to earn that respect. Others intentionally work to make themselves impervious to the opinions of those around them, finding a flint-faced outlook to be the most effective way to move the group forward without succumbing to private insecurities.
Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, self-reflection and introspection is truly good for the soul and can also be incredibly beneficial to all those around you. As you take a moment to lean into the process of examining your leadership style, here are a few things that you can do to immediately improve the way that you manage yourself and others.
Use your position of strength to help others improve.
What you have received, give freely. Think about the traits or tactics that you admire in the people who helped you along the way, and don’t be afraid to emulate those great leadership qualities. By paying active and careful attention to how you personally demonstrate leadership, not only will you find yourself becoming stabilized and rooted in thos