All of us in leadership are all called to support those around us.
Teddy Roosevelt once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” And I once said, “People won't know how much you care until you show how much you support.”
Teddy's flows better, but mine has merit.
Here's a quick guide to providing REAL support. I've honed this approach with professional contacts, friends and family while engaging in addiction recovery groups, consulting and other leadership roles. It works. It's important. And it's all yours.
Relate to their challenges, don’t judge their situation.
Encourage their efforts, don’t criticize their shortcomings.
Ask them how they can change, don’t tell them what to do.
And Let go. Don't try to control them, and don’t let your self worth be determined by their actions.
That’s plenty, but there’s more…
If you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, then you get a bonus “L.” You can Let God. You can have faith in God’s power, you can draw upon His peace through any challenge, and you can look to His perfect example of love, leadership & sacrifice.
May this guide help you provide REAL Support to those around you.
Thanks for letting me share.
Aaron Sorrels - The Unemployed Alcoholic
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