Leadership psychology isn't a spooky or manipulative thing by definition. We can use some tools to help lead ourselves and teach others great leadership techniques. I wrote a blog a long time ago when I had great intentions to start writing about leadership, regarding the ability to utilize the subconscious part of our brains. It was a little idealistic but I think it will benefit those of you who want to expand your own ability and discipline.
Leadership comes primarily from what we train ourselves to do. The more routines and disciplines we utilize, the better we can cope in certain situations. The subconscious is something that we may not totally understand or be able to use as a tool but its something that's prominent in our everyday lives.
Let me start by saying that i'm no psychologist, but there's certain things i've observed in my life that have made me think. For instance, when I have a shower I wash myself and dry myself in a particular way. I've been told this is because the repetition we go through everyday programs our subconscious to go into 'autopilot' when doing tasks which have the same process and result.
This rule of the subconscious got me thinking about how we as leaders could make this work for us. In a more complex way a large amount of leadership is similar situations and variables which come together to determine the way in which you lead. An example of this is how you respond when people talk to you. If you could program yourself somewhat to respond in a positive and productive way then it would naturally flow. Leadership psychology in this sense is productivity gold.
“The true result of endeavor, whether on a mountain or n any context, may be found in its lasting effects rather than in the few moments during which a summit is trampled by mountain boots. The real measure is the success or fall of the climber to triumph, not over a lifeless mountain, but over himself: the true value of the enterprises lies in the example to others of human motivation and human contact.” - Sir John Hunt
What could be accomplished by this? a GREAT DEAL! We're not talking some sort of weird mind control here or programmed drones - we're talking consistency and innovation. Leadership psychology is something which can be used to create positive routines. Please read below for some of the great ideas and benefits to you.
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