1 Leadership Tip – Build up Others

1 Leadership Tip – Build up Others

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There are plenty of tips out there for leadership.  In this article, we will talk about 1 leadership tip – build up others.

What do I mean by that? In life, we’re all faced with a lot of situations in our daily lives. It is a true leader who can rise above their jealousy, being tired, or just feeling down to be positive to others and build up those around him. The specific case I’m thinking of involves a girl in my daughter’s life who made the comment “That’s nice, I don’t care”, when my daughter was celebrating a significant milestone. That milestone was only reached with a lot of hours of hard work. When someone in the office gets a promotion, the correct response is always, “Congratulations”, “Good Job”, or something along those lines. It is frankly the mark of a loser who feels the need to tear others down.

So, how do I follow my leadership tip – build up others? I make a point of always congratulating people on important events in their life – Weddings, Graduations, Promotions, Engagements, or the birth of a child. I try to make sure to send a card, at the very minimum, and a gift, if the person is someone I’m closer to. Positive energy is much better than negative energy, and is constructive. It builds on itself, and feeds itself, moving forward.

Leadership is about building that energy around you. Be a positive force. Follow the leadership tip – build up others, and you will notice that it reflects back on you and your image. If you tear people down, that will reflect back on you as well. Remember, the energy that you create, be it positive or negative, will radiate out and come back to you.  It’s up to you to choose which it will be.

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One Response

  1. Tiago says:

    This is a really good tip! I have read similar things in which we should congratulate others (specially kids) on their effort instead of congratulating them on winning or being smart and so on.

    I couldn’t find the study, but I am paraphrasing from what I remember:

    If you congratulate children on how smart they are, they will usually stay in their comfort zone and when given a hard task that they can’t accomplish, they will lose their confidence, they won’t feel smart and they won’t like the task.

    When you praise children on their effort and hard work – they won’t care about leaving their comfort zone or being wrong or how hard the task is. They would go and try really hard to figure out something.

    This tip you provided reminded me of this study and I thought it would be interesting to share – I just couldn’t find the actual study as my back up source.

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