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3 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Turbulence: Mack Brown

3 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Turbulence:  Mack Brown | Change Leadership Watch |

Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace in the post 2008 economy, becoming more mobile, more transient, more flexible, more innovative, and more strategic and diverse.

Excerpted from a list of 7:

1. Don’t Allow Your Emotions to Get in the Way

Seasoned leaders ...don’t yell or get overly animated when times get tough. These types of leaders have such emotional self-control that even their body language does not give them away.

4. Remain Fearless

When leaders project confidence, they instill it in others. ...

....Recently, Mack Brown, the former coach of the University of Texas (UT) football team, was put under a lot of pressure to resign as a result of his team underperforming in 2013. Though the University handled his forced resignation poorly – considering Mr. Brown had coached the team successfully for the past 16 years – his decisiveness the day he announced his resignation made you feel that his transition out of the job was a positive thing for the university.

Human nature will tell you that he must have been hurting inside, but his decisiveness and presence of mind made those that were watching him speak believe that the future looked bright for UT football.

6. Take Accountability

Leaders are most composed during times of crisis and change when they are fully committed to resolving the issue at hand. ...this means that you have made the decision to assume responsibility and take the required steps to problem solve before the situation gets out of hand.

Article by Glenn Llopis, Contributor.  Full article here.
Glenn offers the immigrant perspective how how companies can become more mobile, more transient, more flexible, more innovative, and more strategic and diverse.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a helpful list.  Although I don't agree with all the items, it's useful for reflection in tough times.  

For example, authenticity and showing vulnerability is about honesty, and leaders do need to show this vulnerability from time to time, to be fully trusted.   Mack Brown may have shown this side to someone, yet in public, he did what was right for the school and the team.   ~ D

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When Change Agents Go Undercover | Change Thinking

When Change Agents Go Undercover | Change Thinking | Change Leadership Watch |

Part of a series, Daryl's latest post features tough conversations with clients, and the dynamics in play as this happens.   In this post, Daryl covers covert actions by change consultants, the circumstances where it is in the client’s best interest to be less than fully candid about what’s behind our actions - the ethical ploy.


An ethical ploy is at work when a practitioner grants a client’s request to do something but fulfills the obligation in such a way that the client not only gets what was promised (the ethical part) but also has an opportunity to gain a great deal more than was requested (the ploy).


“While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.” —Sissela Bok

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