Often, if you’re really honest, when you’re mad at others, you’re really mad at yourself and your inability to lead them.
Figure out how to lead better, and you won’t be nearly as mad at people as you used to be.
What do you do when you feel like you’re losing control in leadership?
You try to take control.
You say things like “Listen…I’ve been at this a long time and…”
Ever notice people who start sentences with ‘listen’ rarely listen?
And when you stop listening, you shut down everyone else in the room. They instinctively think, “Well, he’s not listening anymore…so it doesn’t matter what I say or ask.”
Instead of trying to take control, ask a question instead, like “Is anything unclear?” or “So what are people thinking?”
It’s far better.
4. I’M HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUE
Every leader gets frustrated. The question is, what do you do with that frustration?
Bad leaders complain about the team to the members of the team. Big mistake.
When your team hears you speak poorly about someone else on the team, trust dissipates as quickly as a mist in the desert sun.
The team knows that if you’re talking smack about their colleague, you’re probably talking poorly to others about them as well.