Many leaders struggle with balancing their tenacity and their results.  Surely there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat but you can’t just go around like a bull in a china shop, (all the time) trying to intimidate people into producing.  You will get “results,” but you probably aren’t maximizing the productivity or creativity in the group. What happens when you are the bull who owns the china shop?  Now you are affecting your own bottom line by being reckless.  

AGGRESSIVE SAYS:

  • Do as I say NOT as I do attitude
  • Every man for himself
  • Intimidate rather than motivate
  • Find fault
  • Ignore feedback
  • Resist change
  • Control everything

EFFECTIVE SAYS:

  • Rally the troops
  • Encourage buy-in
  • Focus on solutions
  • Embrace change
  • Respond to criticism in constructive ways
  • Empower the team
  • Lead by a positive example

To be sure, there are times when a leader must be aggressive,  Strike a balance and make adjustments as necessary! 

 

ENNA A. BACHELOR

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