We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.
Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.
By definition, leaders cannot wait. If they do, they are not leaders, but merely followers. I think initiative takes a little bit of faith bathed in risk.
If the world is going to continue, then change must occur, plain and simple. As simple as it sounds, change is not easy. There is always some stress involved, regardless if it’s our own choosing or not.
Everyday seems to be an adventure to maintain a positive attitude. Sleepless nights are normal. If five hours of good REM sleep is achieved, I am satisfied and elated. Worry and anxiety become a normal routine. Our attitudes can take a big hit in an uncertain environment.
There is a very small percentage of leaders that act and behave poorly. I feel I’ve probably worked for more than most. My career has been full of poor leaders. Heck, there are a lot of my past and present employees that might say the same about me.
Resolutions will make a liar out of you every time! Instead, focus on the things you control and what you can achieve. It is all about your principles.
Want to be a more effective safety leader? Then implement and practice these 6 traits fully and watch your influence grow.
CHANGE STARTS WITH US. LEAD WITH A HUMBLE HEART THAT IS WILLING TO FINISH THE RACE. THERE ARE GREAT REWARDS AT THE FINISH LINE!