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Leadership Reset: Replace These Easy Feelings That Cause You Trouble

When leaders fall into the trap of wanting everything to be easy, it’s time for a leadership reset. Easy feels good now yet it often creates new trouble. Here are the easy feelings that you will regret later.

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Leadership Reset: 5 Easy Feelings That Create Trouble

  1. Procrastination. Delaying feels easy. It replaces your discomfort with comfort. Yet when leaders procrastinate, they create discomfort and trouble for everyone. Procrastination is actually lack of leadership — not an easy feeling for employees. Don’t procrastinate. Do a leadership reset. Show initiative and lead!

  2. Denial. Denial is a temporary escape to happiness. It relieves your panic of hearing trouble. Yet it crushes morale when leaders deny the truth. Picture employees telling you they’ve been sexually harassed. As leader, your denial would come across as not believing them. The trouble that ensues is complex and far-reaching. Replace denial with listening, learning, and action. It’s the power of a leadership reset.

  3. Avoiding and denying conflict is dereliction of duty.

  4. Conflict avoidance. This sidestep feels easy for awhile. Eventually it morphs into the panic of always running away. It becomes even more insidious when leaders mislabel avoidance as seeking peace. Seeking peace is not conflict avoidance. Great leaders face conflict and lead to achieve peace. They don’t avoid conflict and abandon those they lead.

  5. Black and white thinking. Absolutes feel easy. It removes the discomfort of ambiguity. Yet it is full of risk. Leadership is about helping everyone think through the grey areas to create clarity and results. Taking no action when things are grey or pretending everything is black and white, leaves employees hanging. It reduces morale and results.

  6. Resisting change and growth. Staying the same feels very comfortable. It avoids the struggle of learning. It avoids the feeling of incompetence that comes with trying new things. Yet when leaders create a status quo culture, they lead everyone to irrelevance and possibly to extinction. Lead morale and lead change!

Leadership Reset: Summary

Leadership is not easy. It’s not about feeling comfortable. It’s about serving others with courage and inspiring resilience. Leadership is about helping everyone work through tough times to reach success. The respect that leaders build comes from sacrificing their own comfort and engaging others for the greater good.

What other easy feelings that create unforeseen trouble would you add to this list?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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