As a leader, how do you champion the moment when the opportunity arrives?
Championing the moment involves much more than doing a good job. It’s about making a choice to be the best possible version of you that you can be and owning your attitude. Consider role models or people you’ve had the good fortune to work with or to know. Can you think of anyone whose style especially impressed you? What about their demeanor did you remember?
Think “University meets YouTube“
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Think of a time when you were presented with a problem or situation that required not only self control, but above average problem-solving skills. Now think about how you handled it. When you look back at the situation, were you proud of yourself, or could you have done things differently?
You want to be remembered as the person who makes things better for the next person and keeps your cool in all situations, especially in business.
Being the person who displays the most poise and class is always a plus. It’s easier to solve problems or challenges when I can sail through situations smoothly by keeping calm and thinking with a clear head sans the emotion. It’s not always an easy thing to do, but that’s how we grow personally and professionally.
Additionally, stepping back from a problem and taking some time to think about the solution really does produce better results rather than reacting right away. Try it the next time you’re in a situation that involves nerves of steel.
Remember these key items:
- Keep your calm
- Show poise and class
- Use excellent judgment
After situations resolve themselves, you want to be able to look back and feel good about how you handled yourself and the task you completed. The end result is always the best possible thing to keep in mind.
Impress yourself by taking a different road the next time you’re presented with a difficult or detailed situation. You’ll be surprised and pleased with the results.
What are some ways that you have shown grace under fire? How have you resisted the temptations to come unraveled and kept your cool?
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