[inlinetweet]]If you give into intimidation, you’ll go on being intimidated.”– Aung San Suu Kyi[[/inlinetweet]
Some people resort to managing through fear or intimidation to exert control or to stimulate people’s performance, but it certainly cannot be a motivating strategy in long-term.
Whether the intimidation is internal that has to do with your thought process or external —having to do with the actions or behaviour of others, you can learn to overcome it.
“Leading is all about managing your mindset.” Your mindset not only influences how you think and interpret situations but also your emotional reactions, decisions and actions during adversity.
Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.
What is your tendency in most conflict situations – Do you avoid conflict or seek it out? Certain conflicts or issues get tougher to resolve because we lack awareness in how we each approach such issues.
There is a very fine line between influence and manipulation. What can you do to more consistently use influence in your efforts to persuade others?