Recently led a breakout session at a client association’s annual conference in Chicago. 70+ people, SRO (some lingered in the hallway) to learn about “5 Practices to Optimize Leadership Success – Lessons from the World of Horses.”
Participants deeply engaged; asked tough, challenging questions. Memorable: How do I slow others down… board, boss, staff? Answer: Slow yourself, and as others see it work, they will adopt.
It all boils down to: Who am I authentically? If I’m yearning for simplicity, slower pace, small ways to achieve big wins; wanting to manage my energy and be fully present, then why do I allow others to shift those values in me? If I’m committed, then I need to match my behavior with my commitment.
Be Authentic, eh? There are infinite possibilities for standing my ground in a respectful, effective manner. Chances are there a zillion others out there who want the same, and you can be the Role Model.