Disciplines for better leadership. – Parker Palmer
As leaders, we can feel like it’s our responsibility to talk: Meeting starts, everyone turns to the leader.
I’m known as a talker. But, I’ve learned the virtue of asking questions. Calling on those who haven’t spoken. Seeking opinions from those who I sense may not agree.
Assuming I know the answer because I’m the leader has gotten me into jams. Count on this truism: all of us are smarter than one of us.
Anger and frustration are a cue to pause. When I look back on my worst moments as a leader, it’s been when anger or frustration caused an outburst on my part that I wished I could take back.
Impulsive responses will be less effective than thoughtful ones. Communication when things are cool are better than when things are hot.
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