Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com.

Managing The Anxieties Of Being A Leader

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Being a leader requires the ability to navigate your team through unchartered waters. This can be frightening. But, here is a list of ways to reduce your fear and anxiety:leading through the unknown


  1. Have a clear vision and communicate it.  Knowing what you must do is important and can save you a lot of time and stress. It would be a waste of time if you or your team performed a task for a few weeks and realized that it was a waste of time. Know the task on hand and communicate this with your team members.
  2. Develop a plan. Get a piece a paper and write down the steps that your team needs to accomplish in order to achieve a goal. This will save you a lot of time in the long run and reduce stress and anxiety from the unknown. Once you write down the steps, follow each step one at a time. You will avoid the stress and anxiety of rushing at the last minute to meet a deadline because of procrastination.
  3. Communicate with your team members on a regular basis. It is important that everyone on the team is on the same wavelength. For instance, your company needs to develop a new advertising campaign and your team is expected to present how they're going to do it to your board. The last thing you want is to have your team members assume that they know what is needed and have them do their own thing. Meanwhile the other half of the team is going in another direction. This leads to wasted time and effort. Talk with your team members daily to be sure everyone is clear on the goals. 
  4. Prepare for unexpected surprises. Sometimes things happen that take everyone by surprise, but are somewhat predictable. Have a plan in place for surprises. For example, some members of the team might become sick and are unable to finish their tasks. Instead of getting all stressed out just reassign some of the tasks to other people. Or, find freelancers for a few days. Have a list ready just in case. Getting upset when things go wrong can cause a lot fear and anxiety. Being prepared for surprises is part of the job of a leader.
  5. Finally, do what you can today. Do not procrastinate. As a leader, it is important to have your team members use their time wisely each day. Don’t let them assume that they can do "it" next week. You never know when something may come up and being efficient on a daily basis can prevent future problems down the road.

Being a leader can be stressful but there are ways to help manage that anxiety. If you still have trouble then talk to a counselor or professional who can help lead you in the right direction.

 

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Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to:Managingfear.com

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Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com.

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