Leaders are often taught that we should try to look fearless, calm, invincible, and perfect. Truth? There's no such thing as a perfect human being, so when someone is working with a leader who appears that cool and collected, they're automatically suspicious.
So own up to it, open yourself up and show people who you really are.”Tell your team about times you tried and didn't quite reach your goal, and what you learned from it. Say to them openly: "We're doing this, and it's scary. But I'm ready to face that fear because I believe in you, and I believe we'll succeed together." That's real. And that's the road to having people believe in you right back.
Credits: Steve Farber, Founder, the Extreme Leadership Institute, How Great Leaders Manage Fear and Use It to Build Better Teams
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