One commonality among all human beings is that we often do what we can to avoid emotional discomfort. When we are in the leadership role, there are a lot of difficult things that come at us every day and challenge that very nature of gravitating to things that are easy. However, it is crucial to remember that once a person accepts a role as a manager in an organization, he or she accepts a certain level of responsibility. And that responsibility as a leader is to ensure that the organization is successful.
As managers, we are often invited to be insulted personally, to want to place blame on people, to gossip, to be closed-minded and to avoid taking uncomfortable actions. On this episode, we get into the intricacies of being a mature leader as well as being able to overcome these obstacles. Tune in to find out how you can best exercise awareness and pay attention to yourself to become a mature manager.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to stop taking things personally.
- The difference between finding solutions and blaming.
- Why you shouldn’t avoid conversations with underperforming employees.
- Why you should NEVER gossip about others as a manager.
- What honest feedback is and when and how to give it.
- The importance of being open-minded.