Leadership – When Things Get Difficult

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“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”

            ~ Unknown

 

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

            ~ Joshua J. Marine

 

“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it was not before us.”

            ~ William Brennan

 

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

             ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

 

No one prepares you for the hard stuff.  People!  When you embrace leadership, people’s lives depend on your ability and commitment to creating a positive work environment.  When messy, difficult situations arise you can’t shrink away from your leadership responsibility!

With strong personal qualities in place and an active willingness to bring those qualities to every interaction, you can turn difficult into a positive. Messy is an opportunity to teach and learn and the opportunity to treat every situation with respect, fairness, and firmness.   It is the best opportunity to build trust, respect, and confidence for yourself and others around you.   When you can remain calm, encouraged and committed to a resolution it is an example of your genuine commitment to leadership!  Honest, genuine Leadership, in the most difficult of times, is an opportunity to put yourself last, drop the ego and present a positive force that makes change happen.

BMG has leadership development expertise and are prepared to be part of your leadership development.   Check us out!

 

Written by

Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant

www.barnesmanagementgroup.com

Photo Copyright:  Olha Ivanenko, www.123rf.com

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