Sunday, February 26, 2012

Controlling your emotions

Being passionate about others!

Being a leader and gaining experience as one is about controlling your emotions. Leadership takes dealing with multiple personalities while getting the job done. The job of a great leader entails, one, doing both of these behaviors while, two, moving the organization to an unheard of level. In regards to emotions, it is essential that the leader controls their emotions, but not become emotionless. Emotions are one of the fundamental principles that are needed to effectively lead and push the organization into a new era. Emotions provide the buy in for the leaders. Even more so, it is the intrinsic motivation for the leader to stay with the organization even if it is not in the best condition.

Furthermore, the controlling of emotions deals with the leaders interaction inside and outside of the organization. The leader needs to be able to engage their followers and colleagues without being overpowering, but showing a high level of commitment. Also, the leaders needs to engage potential customers, clients and love ones in a way that shows that their role is as important as their role as leader. In present day society, there are numerous examples that show the consequences of behavior that do not coincide with that of the organization. If a leader, e.g. celebrity, artist, businessperson, does not handle themselves according to the rules and culture of the organization, there can be significant repercussions. These consequences exist, even though the leader is outside of the actual ‘nine to five’ bounds. Essentially, there is a substantial need for leaders to have passion, purpose and excitement about their role within any organizations. More so, there is a greater calling to control their emotions, which almost always determine their behaviors.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A leader that follows their passion

Life can be either too long or too short. Regardless, do your best to fulfill your life’s purpose. You may never know whom your purpose may be affecting. In leadership, it is important for you to know and follow your purpose in order for your followers to understand and walk in there’s. Many may think their life is about them; however it is about the person who it is affecting. In the recent deaths of Jobs, Cornelius and Houston, it is hard not to see the effects that it has on others. Skim the updates on the social media sites, read the local and national news lines and listen to conversations in the coffee shops. Many individuals may have been seen as business leaders and entertainers, but somewhere down the line, their career has had a significant impact on individuals who may have never even seen them in a boardroom or concert. One does not need to have a personal interaction to have an effect on others. What impact are you having on those close to you as well as those you are unaware of? Chase after your purpose as if your life as well as those around you life depends on it. Many may not understand your reasoning for resigning from a six-figure job to help youth in an impoverished neighborhood for minimum wage. Regardless of their perception, do not let your life be determined by the money in your bank account, the title on your door or the number of followers you have on twitter. Let your life speak about the passion you have for your life and those around you. Leadership is about stepping out there when everyone else thinks you should stay in the boat. Imagine the accomplishments that can be obtained if you have the faith of mustard seed.