It’s easy when the sun shines. Or when business is great. Or your team/business unit is meshing and performing. The characteristics we value in ourselves, such as integrity, courage, moral fortitude, compassion, and confidence are well demonstrated when the weather is nice.
But who are you when it rains?
What replaces courage and compassion when this quarter’s goals aren’t met?
Which value shows up in the meeting when the director or VP castigates your team’s performance?
Where is confidence and integrity when the wind outside is howling?
Your team knows who you are, in the sun and in the rain.
But they’ll remember the rainy one.
The one that matters when it matters.
The weather will change…remember who you are (and whom you want to be.)