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Leadership Coaching: The Leader In Imperfect Times

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

How Do You Deal With Imperfect Times?

Those times when your best laid plans take an unexpected turn and you come upon an unexpected ending can be startling, to say the least. At worst, you can be dreadfully frustrated or infuriated. These are imperfect times and how you deal with them tells about your depth and grit as a person. When circumstances go awry, do you crumble? Or do you keep your calm and composure and gather your senses together to remain in control? Do you have the focus and choose to adjust?

In the midst of a quandary, do you muster the courage to stand tall and take strides to move on? Or do you simply give in to your nerves and fall apart?

Expect The Unexpected

Dealing accordingly with imperfect times needs you to have presence of mind. In the moment, you have to respond with equanimity. Then again, that skill doesn't happen in an instant. Rather, it is learned through preparation when you realize that situations take place randomly, and that anything can happen, both good and bad. You have to learn how to expect the unexpected.

Wisdom comes from the soul. It is different from the intellect. Wisdom is learned in many ways, but your soul has to know how to listen. It may be confounding, or it may be exhilarating, depending on the circumstance, but imperfect times are some of the indiscriminate avenues that teach us wisdom. If you are willing to take the learning from imperfect times, you'll often grasp the wisdom from it.

Leaders are people who choose to conquer and emerge from difficult situations. A lot of these situations are imperfect times. When imperfect times assail, do you respond as a leader, or do you cower and retreat?

What It Takes To Be A Leader

A leader is an unwavering and judicious person. If you want to bring out the leader in you, build on your strengths as a person. You start by clarifying and reinforcing your core values. You can always learn skills through education and training, but primarily begin to build on your natural strengths. This is laying the ground work, or rather strengthening the ground work for buttressing more of your capabilities as a person. You need to do so to become an effective and excellent leader.

This is especially true in executive leadership that is the foundation of an organization. Clarity of core values, principles, visions and goals are the bases of a successful organization.

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. http://lighthouse-leadership.com

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