Who’s Watching You?
Television provides eyes all the time. The Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates, college and pro football coaches on the sideline, and reality television often catch those moments that were not meant to be seen. I will never forget President George H.W. Bush looking at his watch in the middle of the debate against soon to be President Clinton in a 1992 debate. It may have swung the election. During the current debates, pundits dissected even the smallest facial gestures of both candidates. Over the weekend of watching football, I caught many a four-letter word being bellowed by coaches that were meant for the players or officials to hear, not their grandmothers to see.
The lesson for you is this. As a leader, you are constantly being watched. Your employees have their eyes on you even when you think you are invisible. Your clients and prospects catch those innocuous body language and facial gestures. And, if you are a speaker, make no mistake that you can’t hide for even a second. Be aware of how you look; your manners; your gestures; and your body language. Be wary of how you are being judged because when you’re in a leadership, sales, or management position, you are being judged.
Who’s watching you and what are they seeing?
This week’s quote – “We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.”
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