Boosting Your Risk Tolerance

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Being a leader involves understanding the importance of taking risks.  Of course, risk taking often means acting quickly within a short period of time. So leaders must be savvy on the business, their relationships and innermost emotions. Reflecting on various aspects of your risk tolerance is important for living with your actions afterwards.  Consider the following suggestions for boosting your risk tolerance:

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Do You Have What It Takes as A Leader?

A recent study by the Army War College looked at highly regarded major generals in Iraq for leadership qualities.  Subordinates rated leaders anonymously.  The results were, in order of importance:

  1. Keeps cool under pressure.
  2. Clearly explains missions, standards and priorities.
  3. Sees the big picture; provides context and perspective.
  4. Makes tough, sound decisions on time.

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The Bully in the Corner Office

It isn’t rocket science to realize that people who bully their way through their childhood and in their personal life will bring these same techniques to work.  Dealing with a bully takes a good deal of emotional intelligence and a lot of inner strength.  You have to have a healthy amount of self-regard, assertiveness, impulse control, optimism and emotional self-awareness to weather the storm of an office bully.

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Using Type to Navigate Change

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Organizations are constantly going through change to become successful, stay on top of the competition or to just merely survive. Fundamentally, change may affect how we work, who we work for, what goals we are trying to achieve, and in what direction we are heading. At the extremes, some employees find change stimulating and exciting and other employees want to stay in the past.

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Lessons on the Power of Optimism

Optimism can sometimes get a bad rap in business.  Optimistic people can be looked upon as unrealistic and not grounded enough to see the big picture.  However, the opposite is really true.  Teams look to their leader for optimism on the road to success.   Companies need optimistic people to build morale and create a positive atmosphere within departments.  Team members need optimistic views to reach goals and achieve them. 

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