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5 Tips what managers of politicians can learn
You often hear after a vote "after the election is before the election" or "we are now looking forward". Of course, there are winners in every election, maybe even more than you might think as a voter. After all, we've all seen enough "elephant rounds" on election night, when politicians from various parties called themselves winners and one was astonished at the screen thinking, "What?"
At some point, however, disillusionment sets in. Because in a choice, there are not only winners, but also losers. The big loser was called in the federal elections 2013 eg FDP, which unfortunately pack their bags and take off from the Bundestag. After all, that's the basic idea of a choice. Nice for the winner and bad luck for the loser.
1. Defeat as an acceptable risk
The subordinate candidate could now quietly leave the political stage, draw consequences from personal defeat and turn his back on politics.
However, that is what few people do, because each candidate has a vision, a goal, a plan, and they pursue it with conviction. As a result, politicians often act according to the motto "fall down, get up, judge the crown, move on". A possible defeat becomes an acceptable risk.
2. Management: Not everything is planned
And here comes the bridge to the management, because not every vision, every goal, every plan in the implementation is successful later. Sometimes the risks of the respective action can not be foreseen at all.
Then the courage is part of one's own abilities and the constructive handling of a possible failure. Then mistakes, errors and defeats as well as the respective handling of the consequences belong to it.
3. Explore the world outside your own comfort zone
However, if you reverse your opponent's defeats and the associated possibility of your own failure, you will slow yourself down and establish a mistake avoidance strategy, which makes the entry of new territory almost impossible.
Only those who realistically consider the possibility of their own failure can set off to new shores and discover the world outside their own comfort zone. And sometimes that works well and sometimes not. The question is therefore not whether a possible failure should be avoided by not even beginning, but rather how to deal with a possible failure.
4. Failure does not have to be negative
Because failure is experienced by most people as very negative. The key to a sensible approach to a personal defeat is to become aware of one's own negative emotions. This leads to a look back, the conscious perception and balancing of the current situation as well as an open view for the future.
- What is there to learn from the defeat, which aspects led to failure?
- What steps can I take to restore internal stability?
- What are meaningful next goals and steps?
5. What managers should not look better
To accept the possibility of failure, as well as to deal with an actual failure, means to extend its personal scope of action beyond the comfort zone. And this applies both to politics and to management alike.
As a contribution that we will bring next week, this ability is unfortunately not necessarily given to many politicians. In this case, managers can not learn anything from politicians. Too bad for the chance.
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