Do you have any siblings?
Are you a father or mother?
Do you have job that requires you to perform a specific job responsibility?
Are you in contact with several people in a day?
Do you blog?
Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or LinkedIn account?
Well, if you answered yes to any questions, you are a leader.
No matter if you think people are watching you or not, you are a leader.
I have heard so many people say, “I’m not a leader” or “I never planned to be a leader.”
This will set any leader up for disaster.
Every good leader doesn’t plan on failing, but understand it is part of the process.
It can be scary. It can cause anxiety. It will even cause tension in your life.
But, it is that tension we need to grow and develop our leadership skills.
We learn valuable information from the fall that further promotes our uniqueness as a leader.
No leader is the same and we all will lead in different ways because of our weirdness.
Our primary goal should be to effective lead by example and to help others grow in the process.
No one is perfect, so at some point we will fall as a leader.
However, the depth of your fall will depend on your preparation.
4 Ways to Prepare for the Fall
#1 Know Your Goals
Why lead without knowing where you would like to go? If you set goals, they will be a map to you. If you are lost refer back to the map.
#2 Take Steps Towards Your Goals
Even though you know the fall is inevitable, don’t wait for the fall or stop moving to avoid the fall. Move towards your destination.
#3 Stay Positive When The Going Gets Tough
Staying positive keeps an effective leader focused and sharp during pressure-filled times. Speak positive affirmations to yourself, listen to positive speakers, read positive books, watch positive TV programs that will enhance your positivity, etc.
#4 Surround Yourself With The Right People
For the same reason we trim dead leaves, limbs, and branches off of plants; effective leaders trim out any negative people because accomplishing their goal is at stake.
Question: How have you become a more effective leader by welcoming the fall? (Please leave a comment below)Bryant MTN Universal Be the wEiRd this world needs!