Friends, let me tell you… The struggle is real. We all go through challenges.
Because you’ve chosen to step in, or move into, the position of a leader, you’re experiencing more struggle than the average person. Not only do you have the weight of your personal life on your shoulders, but you also have the weight of your organization’s struggles on your shoulders.
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This is weighty. This is heavy. And this can tear you down.
You don’t have to let the weight of this world destroy you. There’s more to this life than work and money.
Whenever I begin to feel stressed, I try to look towards the ultimate source of inspiration: The Bible. This book of wisdom is powerful. You can harness the words written thousands of years ago to remind you of God’s promises to and for you. Read more...
There are going to be tough times in your organization. Sales might be down or you’ll lose key players.
Something will go wrong. That is a guarantee.
But even in these dark times, you need to do something. You need to give your team hope.
The Power Of Hope
My favorite movie series has to be Star Wars. There’s an epic story that goes on.
One where we see a young, powerful boy transform into the biggest baddie the galaxy has ever seen. From there, we see hope rise with the Rebel Alliance forming to fight back against the evil Empire. And, we’re now at a point where the Jedis are gone and a new Jedi is rising.
The Star Wars movies all carried a similar theme: Hope. We must have hope.
There’s power in hope. And that’s why leaders must give their teams hope. Read more...
When I first began leading, I wasn’t very good. Some would say I still can’t lead well.
But in all seriousness, we all have issues when we first begin to lead.
The Problems Of First Leading
As you begin to lead, you’ll face all sorts of trials. Team members won’t like you. You won’t lead the same way as the previous organizational leaders. Mistakes will be made.
All of these leadership issues can lead to big problems down the road if we let them.
I remember when I first started to lead.
I was young, fresh out of high school. My inexperience told me not to speak up. There’s wiser leadership in the room.
So I held my tongue. When an issue arose, I didn’t voice my concern. Instead, I felt it was the elder leaders responsibility to take action. Read more...
When you’re chosen or choose to be a leader, you’ll encounter certain roadblocks along the leadership road. We all face them, so fear not. You’re not alone.
Since you’re not alone, lets start sharing some of our struggles. I’ll start with my list. I’ve come up with a list of 6 leadership struggles every leader will face one day. Read more...
- Unifying the team: With so many different personalities on the team, it can be hard to have team unity. Someone’s always butting heads with another coworker. Learning to unify the team and create a civil working environment is a must.
- Delegating tasks: There’s the struggle of delegating tasks to team members who may be able to do them better than you. However, when you begin delegating, you show your employees that you have trust in their work. If you want to learn more about delegation, Michael Hyatt has an excellent podcast episode on delegation.