Flexible people are the ones who rise from ashes to become stronger than before in the midst of calamities and defeat.
When the decision taken by flexible leaders causes issues, they are able to fix the problem, that’s why they are capable of taking the risks of leadership. In other terms, flexible leaders can take risks connected to success because they do not regard these decisions as uncertainty.
If you believe that, your own flexibility is essential to become a leader then what in your opinion can help cultivate flexibility for the people who need it? A minimum of five elements exist in human flexibility. The core set of pro-social values that mentor their choices and decisions is one of greatest necessities that we see in a flexible leader. There are corporate values, societal values, and personal values that should all congregate.
The origin of social impairment and despair is the disagreement of values. Your capacity to be flexible will increase if you begin with strong foundations of personal values. The values that are connected with a flexible leadership are truthfulness and honor and they help you live a less stressful atmosphere. Flexible leaders are the ones that are capable of generating an atmosphere that promotes endurance and change.
Warren Buffet once said that when you want to hire people you should seek three qualities that are honesty, intellectual and high spirit. And if they don’t have the first quality the other two will terminate you.
When you find honesty in others, it generates a feeling of security and it gives you the essential trust to support the other’s decisions especially in hard situations.
For you to help a hopeful leader in taking a decision, clear values established formula for analyzing yourself prior to taking decisions has been created.
Five simple questions
Prior to taking a risky decision, ask yourself the five simple questions that form the honesty formula:
- Am I deceiving anyone?
- What are the consequences of my choices?
- Does my behavior cause harm to anyone?
- Would it bother me if people I love know about my behavior?
- Would it bother me if someone treated me as such?
Keep in mind the seven things that will destroy us that Gandhi warned about: “Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics.”
If you are loaded with a guide to make your decisions, and you are connected with a basic belief in your own flexibility, the leader in you will keep moving forward when all others are departing.