The ways you communicate as a leader grows significantly when you adopt the following principle people have positive intentions. There are some exceptions, but people usually seek to be respected and appreciated for their contributions.
Still, things do not always go as planned. Who has not made that mistake? With this in mind, business leaders should avoid judging others and take the time to understand everything that is going on. If you are more compassionate and generous, will be easier to see things from another perspective and find the causes of any unusual behavior.
To encourage a more unbiased approach, connect with your empathic side. This requires reviewing certain mindsets like putting someone on the side of a conflict. Try to develop healthier habits of mind. Identifies trends and become responsible criticism, including a penchant for stereotype and judge people hastily so ago.
- Evade resentment: Many people come to certain conclusions, support some grudges and judge others. They are based on the projection and guilt. It is common to project on others what they hide in their thoughts.
When you judge harshly, keep resentments and assume the worst, you usually notice verbally and nonverbally. The words and actions create impressions that take more power over time. When you see that your thoughts are buried in a layer of resentment, practice patience and remember to forgive, that is the ultimate antidote to anger.
- Make perspective: If you do not put yourself in the shoes of other people you can get to acquire a defensive behavior and the belief that someone or some other force behind the stress and difficulties in your life.
Instead of assuming or judging, breathe and earn some perspective. After that, it will be possible to realize that maybe you’re reacting instinctively. Flex your muscle empathetic doing better questions to get to the heart of the problem. “How can I help?” is a simple question that can move mountains.
- Avoid complaining: Complaining or react first and ask questions later are a trap that many leaders fall. Be aware to condemn others without giving a positive view or a collaborative solution. It is your role to be the judge, jury and executioner. The paradox is that the more people get on with their judgment, others criticize the hardest.
- Stop postpones support: When your mind and body are tired and stressed, you may make harsh judgments and bad decisions. Take into account your workload and how you face problems. If you do not plan time for exercise, be social and family life, it’s easy to let them go.
An additional benefit to a leader or business owner, who cares, is that leads by example and motivate partners to do the same. Judging someone or making assumptions and not willing to understand others affect everyone personally and professionally.
It takes some effort, but when you have an open mind, things will be more positive. Make an effort to understand the behavior of your partner, friends and family instead of automatically assuming that you know what happened and what others are thinking, will give you great rewards.