Be A Resilient Leader

As an engineering leader or business owner in the industry at the moment - building and showing the traits of a resilient leader is so critical right now.

The people around you need someone to steer the ship. They need someone who is calm under pressure and who makes decisions quickly when they need to. 

Your team and your business can't afford to have someone at the helm who is unsure, hiding and cracks under pressure.

Now resilience is a difficult skill to master - particularly when you are trying to navigate your own emotions, thoughts and feelings through this busy period as well as being there for your team and your business.

Today I want to give you 3 strategies to become a more resilient and more effective leader during these busy times.

1) Build Awareness

The first step is building awareness of yourself, your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions in any given moment. The easiest way to do this is to set reminders for yourself on your phone throughout the day as a reminder to pause, breathe and check in with yourself. How are you feeling? What are you going through right now? Are you calm or overwhelmed? Etc etc. 

The more you can do this and build moment by moment awareness of yourself, how you are going, how you are reacting etc. The more you will be able to remain calm and in control - no matter what you are facing.

2) Believe In Yourself

You have to develop a strong sense of self and a belief in yourself that you will get through whatever you are facing - no matter what. If you don't know what you're doing, or don't yet have the skills - that’s OK - jump in and learn! 

Having a strong belief in yourself and your ability to tackle any problem goes an immensely long way to you becoming a resilient leader and helping those around you to feel safe knowing they have you as their leader to steer them forward.

3) Make Time For Yourself

This one is critical. You cannot be all things to all people all of the time. You have to create the time and the space for you to recharge, breathe, regain perspective if you're feeling overwhelmed, catch up if you need to, exercise, get out in nature etc. etc - you get me!

A lot of leaders and business owners are feeling like they need to be available and present 100% of the time for their team and their business right now and let me tell you - it’s just not working!!

You have to look after yourself first and foremost and take care of your needs as a priority. If you're suffering, or stressed, or overwhelmed, or tired, or burnt out - then you are just not going to be the effective leader that your team and business need.

Remember, your team and your business need you more than ever right now.

Hope the above strategies help!

Josh 'Resilient Leader' Stone

PS: If you’re interested, here are 4 ways I can help you right now:

  1. Join the Leaders In Engineering community designed specifically for leaders and business owners

It’s our Facebook community where leaders and business owners are learning the strategies and leadership skills to step up and thrive right now – Click Here to join 

  1. Download our FREE PDF guide – “How To Build A High Performing & Highly Profitable Engineering Team”

Learn the skills to get the most out of the people around you. Build a high performing team that generates incredible profits and allows you to have more fun and to spend more time with the people you love – Click Here 

  1. Book in a Check In Session

This session is designed for you and I to touch base, to get to know each other a little better and to really look at where you are now, where you want to be and then we’ll make a plan together for how to get you there! – Click Here 

  1. Join our Ignite 12 Week Program

Join our Ignite 12 Week Program designed to help you focus on the 3 x core areas of growing your team, your business and yourself in the process. Together we'll work on winning work, business development & client relationships. We'll look at strategies for team performance, project performance as well as your leadership skills to motivate and get the most from the people around you. We'll also focus on your growth as a leader, effective delegation to those around you and only focusing on the activities that move the needle and make the biggest difference. - Just send me an email at [email protected] with the word “PROGRAM” and I’ll get you some more information.


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