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.