Let’s face it. Not everyone was born to lead.
Leadership often requires swimming against the current and making the right decisions despite popularity or criticism. How can one remain unwavering when executing ideas that are unpopular or not in favor of the consensus? The answer is twofold:
- Truth – Be driven by data and facts.
- Conviction – Constantly be seeking data related to your decision, beliefs, and assumptions; especially those that run counter to your core beliefs.
Armed with facts and an unwavering commitment to execute on that data, anyone can lead a group though thought and reason.
As you execute your plans, share them with your group and naturally people will rally behind principled actions.