Leadership is not always easy. Even the best leaders will encounter setbacks and challenges along the way. The way that leaders handle these challenges can make all the difference in their ability to bounce back and achieve success.
Here are some effective ways that the best leaders bounce back from setbacks:
Take responsibility: The best leaders take full responsibility for their setbacks and don’t blame others. They understand that setbacks are a part of the learning process and take ownership of their mistakes, and learn from them.
Maintain perspective: The best leaders maintain perspective, they don’t let setbacks define them. They understand that setbacks are a normal part of the journey, and they keep things in perspective by focusing on the bigger picture.
Nurture self-confidence: The best leaders nurture their self-confidence, they don’t let setbacks shake their confidence in themselves. They understand that setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow and they use it as a fuel to drive themselves forward.
Re-calibrate to get back on track: The best leaders re-calibrate after setbacks, they don’t stay stuck in their failure. They take the time to reflect on what went wrong, and then take action to get back on track and move forward.
Maximize the experience: The best leaders maximize the experience of setbacks, they don’t let the experience go to waste. They understand that setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow, and they use the experience to become a better leader.
Bottom line, setbacks are a normal part of leadership. The best leaders understand that setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow. By doing so, they are better equipped to bounce back from setbacks and achieve success.
Lead From Within: The best leaders understand that setbacks are a part of the journey, and they use them to become better leaders.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.