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Summary: Many leadership situations are emotionally-charged, with leaders often being targets of people's anger. As a leader, you must deal with that anger in ways that helps your organization flourish. But in such situations, you often get angry too. The most effective way to deal with your own anger is to use it to achieve great results.
Get Angry And Then Get Results By Brent Filson
Leadership is not about winning a popularity contest, it's about getting great results. To do so, leaders must challenge people not to do what they want to do but what they don't want to do.
This means getting people out of being comfortable achieving average results to being uncomfortable doing what's needed to get great results. Of course, people so challenged will often get angry with you.
Provoking people's anger comes with territory of being a challenging leader. In fact, if you are not getting a portion of people you lead angry with you, you may not be challenging them enough.
This does not mean you let their anger fester. You absolutely must deal with it. After all, you can't motivate angry, resentful people to be your cause leaders.
But there is another angry person you have to deal with. If you don't deal with that person, you won't be able to get results you're capable of. That person is you.
For just as people get angry in a challenging leadership situation, so do you. It's only natural. You may get angry at their not understanding challenge, or their not taking action you want, or their not listening to you, or their not being totally committed to doing what you think is important, or their disobeying you, or their trying to undermine your leader, or any number of things.