Imagine you’re pitching a new idea to your team. Nervous butterflies are rumbling around in the pit of your stomach, your palms are sweating, and your thoughts keep getting drowned out by the steady tick-tock of the clock.
As you struggle to calm your nerves, you hear your manager’s voice in the distance. He’s politely asking you to present your idea...you gather your thoughts, stand, and open your mouth to speak.
In this moment, ask yourself, "what would a leader do?"
The keynote presenters who spoke during IHRSA 2018 taught us to lead by always presenting your idea, just like you practiced, and speaking confidently about the benefits the idea will bring to your company and your team.
During her keynote presentation, Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink, said feelings like risk, fear, power, control, and trust cause complexity and hold us back from accomplishing our goals. But, if we can take a step back and think a little bigger by recognizing why we do certain things that hold us back, then we can begin to make change happen.