If you didn’t read last week’s post, please read it here: Leading Others
Once we allow those we lead to see failure as opportunity, we have a chance to share and connect with them to increase their motivation and deepen our relationship with them. This is one of the most human elements within leadership: to be able to recount where you have been in order to relate to what someone is currently going through. Sharing wisdom to build hope or illuminate a direction for someone.
Two important ways to share from experience:
Share stories about the times you have come up short. It’s so meaningful when leaders can laugh at themselves, or share a time when they experienced failure. This provides real evidence to your followers that they too can make it, they can recover, grow, and still succeed. Seeing others overcome failure can be practice for when they go through those same moments in their journey. This will build resiliency.
Share stories about those times you set goals for yourself and met those goals. Connect with them through the emotion and individual sense of accomplishment that moment gave you when you succeeded at what you set out to achieve. To spark their ambition, they need to see the connection between hard work, failure, and goal setting on an intrinsic level. Past experiences of your hard-earned success will be impactful for their own life and will create a sense of understanding and connection between you both.
Find ways to meet those you lead with what they need in the moment to reinforce their individual ambition. Stories are very powerful. If we can find the right stories to tell, we can grow strong, motivated leaders and build great connection in the process.
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