Leaders – remember your people are watching you…
In our very first Discovery in Action (Leading People) workshop, we talk about the power you have as a leader. That people notice you. That you are highly visible because of your role. And this happens, whether you are aware of it or not, and whether you ‘like’ it or not….
This short blog by Michael Hyatt gives another perspective on the ‘power’ that comes with a leadership role. Take a few minutes to reflect on the points raised in this blog, and think about the impact you are having. Michael notes:
- people are aware of your role
- people notice your behaviour – what you do and say, and what you don’t do and say…
- people amplify your words and actions
- people create stories to explain your behaviour – to help ‘make sense’ of what they see
This short video also reminds us just how much people are watching us. People don’t just ‘act’ towards us – they ‘react’. Leaders can set the mood. If we look stressed and display a sense of panic, this can influence how those around us respond.
Check out this video link.
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