Followers that lack CALM, COURAGE & CONFIDENCE, are UNEASY, FEARFUL and UNCERTAIN. Intimidation generates a fight or flight response, which can manifest in 1 of 3 ways. 1) complete avoidance of tasks or the task-manager (flight) 2) fighting for the desired outcome (fight, but only in the resilient few) or 3) contending against the group or leader (fight, majority of the fight responders). Only 1/3 of those responses have the potential of being productive, and it is only productive if the people you have already possess an innate sense of overcoming... but then why are you creating conditions that your team has to overcome to succeed? #unproductive #badleadership #poormanagement •
Conversely, followers that abound in ENERGY, EFFORT & ENTHUSIASM are injected with characteristics that are renewable and sustainable resources that perpetuate productivity. ENERGY is both being given energy to complete a task, and accomplishing tasks that give you energy. When people are invigorated you invest energy into their ability, and the use of their abilities gives them a sense of fulfillment and energy. EFFORT is a combination of work and desire. To give an effort (to try) you must possess the will to work. Invigorated followers give an effort because they are injected with desire and will to try, to strive, and to accomplish through effortfully engaging with the process. ENTHUSIASM comes from the Greek ‘enthusiasmos’ which literally translates to ‘possessed by God’ or ‘having God within you.’ Today we use the word to describe immense interest and joy. The combination of the two ideas is that we find immense interest and joy in the things that are a part of our divine design. We come closest to revealing the inner part of us that is divinely designed when we embody activities that inspire the most enthusiasm. Invigorated followers are put in positions that enthuse them. •
Invigorated followers not only abound in energy, effort and enthusiasm, they also possess calm, courage and confidence.
Are you a leader that intimidates or invigorates?
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