The result of intimidation is dependence. Think about that!
Pressuring timid people increases apprehension – apprehension creates dependence.
5 reasons you intimidate, but don’t know it:
- You think you’re smiling, but you’re frowning.
- Your quick mind makes others play catch-up.
- You always think about problems.
- You talk loud and violate people’s space.
- You hoard knowledge and keep others in the dark.
Point to ponder: It feels safer to do the wrong thing than to get clarity from a scary boss. Think about the people you lead and be honest about ow you make others feel? Do they trust you or fear you?
4 ways to soften intimidation:
- Show up when things are going right.
- Share things you learned from failure.
- Tell your face you’re happy!
- When people fail, ask, 'What did you learn? What will you do differently next time?