Yet to lead you must learn how to shift your emotions with skill at key moments.
This may sound like not caring, it’s the opposite. You care so much you choose to come from a place of understanding instead of ego.
Scenario –> A team pours hours of energy into a proposal for their supervisor. Deep attachment to the final product grows as a result of their devotion.
Then their supervisor asks for and made modifications so they reacted with animosity. Instead of seeking understanding and perspective, they feel like a victim.
A skillful response –> Realize your proposal and effort were essential. Your team’s work saved precious time allowing your supervisor to enhance the proposal.
This outlook empowers rather than enrages. You become the cause for project success, not the effect of another person’s actions. Start shifting your emotions.
Put yourself in the shoes of your leaders as much as possible. Encourage your team to do the same. Doing so will strengthen your ability to lead when your next opportunity presents itself.