Those who lead need to be people of conviction. Leaders need to hold fast and true to what they believe true.
When they don’t, organizations begin to sway and falter. We see uncertainty and unclear vision when a conviction is not there.
This begs the question: What convictions should leaders hold onto? What can a leader believe that will drive their organization forward?
I believe there are 5 convictions every leader must believe and hold tightly to.
1. There are better days ahead: It’s easy to get discouraged when leading. Your organization might not be moving ahead as quickly as you would like. Your team may not be following your instruction. Your company may even be facing financial difficulty.
Those days suck. But there are better days ahead.
Remember the glory days? The days that looked so promising and held so much excitement? Read more...
In a world that tells us that we need to be tolerant, standing firm in your convictions is difficult. By voicing your opinion on a matter, you’ll face public criticism.
You’ll hear people cry out against you. You’ll be called a bigot or they’ll say you’re intolerant. Maybe even worse.
Convictions Are Crucial
I’ve had many friends over the years who claim to believe one thing only to completely change their opinions the next day.
It’s confusing. It’s frustrating. It’s hard to tell where they stand.
Over time, I began to wonder about these friends. They seemed to have strong convictions. Until they didn’t.
My opinion of them began to shift. Whenever I’d hear them spout off their beliefs, I secretly waited to hear them switch beliefs tomorrow.
These friends were never anchored in their beliefs. They were tossed about by the changing opinions of popular opinion or other friends. Read more...