Leadership Essentials: Challenging
You need courage to challenge your team members or if the direction in which your organisation is heading when it seems to go against the organisation’s best interests or stated values or is unethical. It is also vital as a leader that you constantly challenge yourself to push your own boundaries on a regular basis and widen your horizons.
‘Leadership Essentials: Challenging’ provides an overview of why challenging is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how challenging can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at challenging in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Presenting a Case
- Comfort Zones
Spotlight on Empathy
"Don’t confuse empathy with making people happy or being nice... Essentially empathy is a neutral data gathering tool that enables you to understand the human environment within which you are operating in business and therefore make better predictions, craft better tactics, inspire loyalty and communicate clearly."
Prudy Gourguechon (2017)
Spotlight on Comfort Zones
"The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure."
Jack Cranfield (2012)
Spotlight on Presenting a Case
"You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success."
Winston Churchill (1900)