Behaviors Affecting Leadership Effectiveness

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I, like most people have a few behaviors that can impact my leadership effectiveness. One of the behaviors to correct is not being optimistic enough. I always think that it is better to be prepared for the worse than be overly optimistic. This way I will not be taken by surprise, and if I will this will be a pleasant surprise. However in reality this results with me being always on my toes, tense and rarely smiling. I have practically forgot how to relax, and even during the supposed relax-time I have a hard time to unwind. Real life examples of my behavior is worrying about rude and not understanding people rushing me on the boat launch ramp, while I should be spending quality time on the lake with my family. I'm always ready and expecting this kind of behavior from…show more content…
According to Yeganeh and Good (2012) one of the micro-actions that I could take to change this behavior is to smile more often. They suggest to “Smile to be a more optimistic leader. “ However I'm not sure if the authors have it in the correct order. I don't think forcing a smile on my face will make me any more optimistic. I think that I should rather try to be more optimistic, and this in turn should bring a smile to my face. Second behavior that I think I should change is to be more inclusive leader. Following Yeganeh's and Good's (2012) advice, a good attempt to practice being more inclusive is to start greeting people that I normally do not greet. I remember from my past work in Poland, that usually people greeted each

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