Stop looking over your shoulder

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon,
American Philosopher

The worst trap for you as a leader is to begin anticipating what your own leaders think of you from moment to moment, to do superficial things to impress upper management, rather than doing real things to encourage your people.

Great leadership by example (the ultimate motivator of others) comes from getting independently better at what you do, and not living in anticipation of other people's opinion of you.

It allows you to increase your leadership strength every day, and to build your self-esteem.

Paradoxically, the more we focus on doing our own best work and staying in action to fulfill our personal and professional goals, the more help we are to others. It's hardly selfish.

There's no one less motivational to be around than someone who is always trying to anticipate other people's criticisms.

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