Soulful leadership is all about leading by example, and showing your team that you all have what it takes to take that journey to success. At Technalink, we believe that compassionate leadership begins with a positive and compassionate way to lead, and there is no way that fits this frame more than doing so by example. There are several different ways you can show your team how you lead by example, and we want to break a few of them down for you:
- Nurture relationships – First and foremost, nurturing relationships helps you not only to lead by example, but to want to lead by example. When you build healthy relationships with those you’re leading, you want to steer them in the right direction while also pushing them to their furthest potential, and this acts as your own inspiration and encouragement to lead by your best example every day.
- Deliver on results – Delivering on results can be tricky, as sometimes things may not pan out quite as planned and results aren’t what you thought they would be. Nevertheless, trying your hardest and setting that example is important, and delivering those results can be a big point of inspiration for your employees in your soulful leadership. You may not always be able to deliver what you thought you could, but delivering your best is good enough.
- Resolve conflict mindfully and quickly – Allowing conflict to stew or fester does it no favors, and solving workplace conflict mindfully and quickly can help you to lead others by your example in doing the same. Not only can this promote a more positive workplace, but it can help to make your leadership easier down the line as team members learn to mindfully work out their own conflicts on their own.
- Show yourself supporting others – Supporting and developing others is a contagious effort, and leading by this example can really help to make this the new normal in the workplace. Aligning yourself with and bringing positivity to your employees is an important part of compassionate leadership, and showing yourself in this position will encourage others to do the same.
Leading by example is simple, all it requires is showing yourself to do the things you promote in the workplace, rather than simply saying them. By leading by example, you’ll be spreading your own positive energy and compassionate leadership to all you encounter, and causing it to network out to make the home, office, or anywhere a more positive place.
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