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How to be a Great Manager when you are Shy!

The Fixer

Are you a manager or supervisor with a shy personality Can shy leaders truly be effective? Shy leaders definitely face some challenges. If you are on the management career path but think your shy personality is limiting you, here are a few of tip to confront these challenges and guide to become a better leader.

Getting To Know Your Team: Set up individual one-on-ones with my direct reports. By setting up the meetings in advance, both my employees and you have the chance to prepare. Email out an agenda with set topics to talk about. Then, use a skill that come’s naturally to you… listening.

Having Tough Conversations: These kinds of conversations don’t come easily to most managers. supervisors, or leaders in general;  but for shy bosses, they can be absolutely unnerving.It helps to have a mentor or boss who can guide you through these conversations until you feel confident initiating them on your own.

Speaking Up With Authority: There will be times you need to confront an individual employee about a particular issue; but the rest of the time, you need to be a boss plain and simple. You have to lead meetings, assign projects, set goals, and encourage your team to meet those benchmarks. And for a timid personality, simply speaking to your team with boldness and authority can be a daunting task.

1. The first was simply getting comfortable with my team.
2. Preparation is key.

Dealing With All Of The Above: Yes, it will be painful at first. But if you want to be a leader, stick with it. Because the good news is, it gets easier. Once you know your team of employees and feel comfortable around them, you will find you feel more empowered to lead them. Tough conversations will get easier. You will be able to confidently coach and train your team, The path to some of the most rewarding things in life are painful and scary, but that makes it so much more fulfilling when you reach the point where you can look back and see how far you have progressed.


To become a great leader, you have to take fitness seriously

A personal interest in fitness will ensure that you are able to lead teams and projects efficiently and effectively. Fitness gives you energy and a great base for life.

Being disciplined.

Fitness requires a commitment to the routine. It drives us to work harder. When you are training you reach goals, feel progress and focus. Take this to work and look at the superb values you will bring to your teams. Do not forget in addition to this your energy levels will rise, and Highest Energy Always Wins.

Being fit builds confidence and self-esteem.

After a long stressful day, you push through the exhaustion and you did not know you had this in you. The boost in self-confidence and self-esteem is incredible for developing leader. Just remember fit, confident people are also happier and healthier, qualities that any great leader should have.

Fitness teaches you to have strength of will

Leaders will achieve success because their mission is known and clear, their will to achieve this is strong. When one commits to a good fitness regime, you will develop resilience and mental strength. Work hard, see results, and feel great.

Goal setting and achieving them

To build a high performing team one has to have clear goals. This is a critical element in any fitness regime. Know where you want to go and focus on getting there. Set yourself up to success and ensure you have the tools to achieve this. Then you will see with fitness as with leadership and life— Success is guaranteed.