As a leader, you spend a lot of your time focused on bringing out the brilliance of those you are working with and helping them become the best versions of themselves. It’s easier to do this when everything is rosy and everyone is riding high on great results, lots of wins and repeated successes. However, let’s face it, a lot of the most critical learning happens when things are not going right and they start going (or worse, have completely gone) off the rails. To be able to take the learning from these moments and rectify the situation as quickly as possible requires a level, objective approach. One thing I know for sure…
Freaking out and blowing up will typically make things significantly worse and rapidly unravel much of the progress you have made with your team.
This means, as a leader, the moment things are falling apart around you, you have to avoid letting your upset (whether it be anger, fear, irritation, disappointment, etc.) hijack your brain and take over running the show.
Anyone who has spent any time with me knows the saying, “When emotions are high, intelligence is low”. As a leader, you don’t want a flare of emotion to undo all the good you have achieved up to that point, so mastering your ability to control your emotions during the challenging times is ESSENTIAL.
Watch the short video below to get my secret tip that will help you navigate your next highly-charged emotional upset so you can help your team through the challenge and remain a great leader.
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