Under a stressful situation, have you ever noticed the difference of how good leaders respond and how bad leaders react?
A bad leader is driven by their emotions.
A bad leader makes impulse decisions.
A bad leader sees one side of the problem, without problem-solving.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another,” William James.
In contrast, a mature leader knows that how they respond will directly impact the organization and everyone else involved.
During these moments, good leadership is more critical than ever.
Whether the stress is something internal or external, a crisis, or an exceptionally busy season - how one responds is important.
Leaders set the tone for the rest to follow.
Leaders can't just react, they need to be calm, show composure, be considerate and thoughtful before giving a measured response.