3 Gotta-do-it tips to lead better in the frenzy of the holiday season – to lead with more authentic impact, we need to be givers every day of the year in three specific areas: personhood, performance, and potential.
- Give affirmation.
This is about personhood. We all want to count, to be valued, to know that we are important in this life. In our daily interactions with others, we have a choice to be a giver or a taker; it’s much healthier to give than to be needy taker.
- Give encouragement.
This is about performance. Positive feedback reinforces mental and muscle memory, and it also energizes the recipient. Grading every maneuver against perfection was required in an Air Force instructor pilot’s job, but it’s not very helpful in leadership (and most relationships, for that matter).
- Give others a vision for their future.
This is about potential. From my early years, I had a few people who saw something in me that I didn’t see. In small and large ways, they communicated that vision to me—subtly calling me out to reach my potential. I want to take the risk and double down in expressing my faith in others because I personally know how valuable it can be.
Please share your comments and tips below too – thank you