We at Pursuit Promotional Management are certain that a business leader who leads from a position of fear can ruin an organization. His or her worry often infects everyone in the company, making team members afraid to take the calculated risks necessary to innovate and stay relevant. Instead, we try to lead with courage, and these are some suggestions our frontrunners at Pursuit Promotional Management follow.
First, they don’t try to pretend that nothing ever rattles them. Rather than bottle up any stress they may feel over a state of affairs, they acknowledge it. Doing so gives them the power to put their feelings into perspective, and then help others do the same.
They also make it a priority to think more on positive outcomes than negative ones. People are naturally inclined to consider how things might go wrong – a survival instinct that helped our ancestors avoid dangerous situations. However, most of us don’t encounter many life-or-death struggles in our normal routines, and our Pursuit Promotional Management team has found maintaining an optimistic outlook is more helpful.
By being mindful of the way things can go right, a business leader encourages a spirit of smart risk taking and innovative thinking. This in turn leads to an organization that capitalizes on opportunities and grows as a result.
What steps do you or your company’s leaders take to be courageous?