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Leadership Coaching: Engaging And Comfortable Leadership

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

What Is Leadership Comfort?

You know that feeling when you walk to your front door and your dog meets you with a smile? Or when you're in your favorite jeans and sweater getting cozy and munching the tastiest burger. But perhaps nothing beats walking outdoors in the pristine woods enjoying the sight, sound and smell of lush greeneries with the crisp wind soothing you. That's the feeling of comfort. Everybody loves that feeling where there's freedom and contentment. No tension, stress or pressure.

What about leadership comfort? What does it mean? Can someone actually feel comfortable as a leader when their role needs them to be responsible and in control? Yes, of course, but leadership comfort is a different kind of comfort because it involves responsibility along with being calm and at peace. Being comfortable in this sense doesn't mean being loose or carefree. Rather, it is a comfort that requires a leader to live and protect their core values. Leadership comfort needs your integrity as a person. You use your strengths founded on your integrity and you engage with others to create the vision.

The Engaging Leader

As an engaging leader, you should know how to connect with your staff. Communicate your expectations to the people working under you. Clarify the roles and tasks each one should accomplish. Transparency is crucial in leadership. Your team has to be aware that you, as a leader thinks about the future. Establish trust. Your influence ought to make your people willing to follow. No need to coerce. You inspire and motivate them to work hard to deliver results and you celebrate wins together. Because your leadership is consistent and unwavering, you feel comfort, and so do your people.

When Your People Trust You

Leadership comfort means that when you walk in, your staff doesn't feel tension. Instead, smiles and a positive attitude meet and greet you. Your team is happy to make you happy. An effective leader demonstrates leadership comfort for themselves and their employees. A leader who does so brightens up the workplace, like a lighthouse- a beacon of hope and a guiding light.

You need to be comfortable with yourself so that others will be comfortable being with you. Your self esteem, self confidence and core values should be in place. Upright character makes an excellent leadership, but steer clear of being to uptight or rigid. Inject sense of humor and add sunshine in the workplace. Smile and smile genuinely because it breaks barriers and your optimism will be contagious.

By the way, do you want to learn more about leadership in your company? If so, download your FREE eBook here: Guide to Elegant Courage Leadership

Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams.

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