Showing up late to meetings may seem a minor crime, but over time, behaviors like this can chip away at a leader’s credibility, says Chris Walden, who believes the “little choices” we make speak volumes to those we lead.
Nothing can teach you more about your leadership philosophy than a road trip that doesn’t go as planned, says Chris Walden, reflecting on what he learned during a recent journey.
It’s important to value your team’s opinions, but when they can’t agree on an outcome or next step, a leader has to take responsibility and make a decision, says Chris Walden.
By stopping and reflecting on how we react to life’s challenges, we become more humble and are better able to engage with those around us, says Chris Walden, who encourages all leaders to take a pause when needed.
Some levels of stress can be manageable, and even beneficial for organizations, but a leader must be able to recognize when stress is crossing into the toxic world and take action, says Chris Walden.