Do you have self-control?
Over the years of meeting leaders in industry, business and government I come to believe that one of the key traits of a leader is self-control. This is because self-control helps you control your emotions and continue to take action on your objectives no matter what barriers have been thrown in front of you.
Let me give you an example. A young man has just become the owner of an established business. There is already staff in place in fact they’ve been there for years. But when things go wrong, he shows his temper consistently. What is this doing to the feelings the staff have about him? If this continues do you think that they may be looking at leaving this business?
Now I ask you, are there things in your life that cause you to lose self control?
What can you do to keep better control of your emotions?
Controlling your emotions make sense if you want to lead others, doesn’t it?