As leaders everything we do is magnified.
Every piece of praise, recognition and encouragement, is magnified and has the power to motivate and drive our teams forward.
This is a great creative power, which allows us to move mountains, achieve lofty goals, and ambitious targets.
On the flip side, any negative feedback, no matter how trivial is also amplified, such that even the smallest criticism can be felt like a stake through the heart.
So imagine the impact of bigger criticisms and how much damage they can do, the stress that they create, which then goes on to hinder progress. The exact opposite of what we are trying to achieve.
We need to be very careful how we wield this power, which is both creative but also dangerously destructive.
As leaders our goal is to create!