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May 8, 2023

A Leadership Golden Key

by Rod Smith

A golden key -one of many- to leadership resides in the wisdom to know how to handle anxiety provoking events in any community.     

There are people in your business, church, school, any workplace, who tend to step-up or amplify anxiety.  

They react to any circumstance provoking stress or worry.

Their reactions exaggerate matters and tend to make things worse. 

They overreact at stressful times and spread anxiety to all and sundry, even to those who can do nothing about it. 

They apparently cannot be anxious alone and must be sure all in their environment  –  and beyond – are as anxious as they are. These people act as step-up transformers when it comes to stressful times that come to any community.

There are people  – wherever people gather – who step-down anxiety. 

They hold onto it, giving themselves time to assess and time to respond to whatever the trigger for the anxiety in a community may be. Step-down transformers assess who needs to be included and who does not and try to decide what will be helpful to the community as a whole. 

Step-downers include those who are empowered to take steps to reduce concerns in a community. They try to take steps to reduce anxiety and know who and what will only serve to escalate matters and do so unnecessarily.