Recognising and examining personal beliefs and attitudes is important for leaders in order to place themselves in a position of strength and optimism as well as setting a positive example for their employees. This can be a daunting prospect in itself, however, with the right support and guidance, can be an excellent opportunity for self-reflection and goal determination.
Being adaptable, responsive and purposeful in action is critical in order for leaders to drive towards their own, and the business’s goals. Equally important is being able to adapt, quickly and inventively to challenges and changing circumstances, especially if these are not predicted or unprecedented.
An emotional reaction is often the first an individual will experience to an adverse circumstance or challenge in any area of life, and work is no different. Understanding how they are likely to react can enable the leader to predict and control their emotions in stressful situations.
All these strategies will reflect on employees and determine how the team reacts to change and challenges. If their leader is optimistic, confident and reacts positively and calmly to a challenge, employees will most likely follow in the same path. The resilient leader will focus the attention of the team on the end goal and provide them with the support they need rather than letting them panic.
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