A few weeks ago I came across a wee video from HBR that has stuck with me ever since. Actually, it’s been haunting me, stalking me, sitting on my shoulder and yelling in my ear!
It’s called: Leading Like a Swan; it’s just over two minutes long; and you can find it here.
The phrase that hit me between the eyes was:
Everything you do is amplified!
Now that can be a reassuring thought when you’re on top of your game, moving effortlessly, serenely towards your objectives.
It feels very different when you realise that you’re backside is sticking up in the air! No-one wants a picture of an amplified backside in their head!
Seriously… stop and think about the impact that your behaviour is having – especially when things aren’t going too well. That’s when you get the chance to demonstrate the calibre of your leadership.