“In a group of pure Alphas, you will not be heard!”
That's what one of my client's managers told him.🙄
Wait, what? Should high-level executives and C-level professionals adopt the "dominant Alpha male behaviour" to become leaders?
And that's not only for men. Women executives can & may show this kind of Alpha attitude & act accordingly.
𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘀?
Here are my two cents 🙌
NO! I am being honest. You may resort to this behaviour but it will soon backfire.
You will find yourself acting aggressively, with little to no compassion or empathy, simply to gather the flock & lead them towards a specific outcome.
It may work in the short term as it can impress people, but it will do you more harm in the long run. 👎
Alpha behaviours can be found in male animals 🐔 in nature. It's their natural way of keeping the balance.
We, humans, can do better than that.
In fact, what is expected from you as a great speaker, communicator, presenter, and leader is this combination:
C𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘆, 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁
Alpha status is not given to you (although science says there is some genetics involved), but rather earned.
𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀
Others need to see the authentic you to follow you as a leader.
We did exactly that with my client who received that controversial feedback I mentioned at the beginning of this post.
That's how you become a 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿. Improving & infusing authenticity into your presentation, speaking & communication skills will get you far, on top. 📈
If you want to discover more on the matter of Alpha male/female behaviours in relation to communication at work head over to this blog article of mine.
It’s short, on point & to the point. You will never hear or read BS from me. That's a promise.
Check out the article & then let me know in the comments 👇
Can authenticity boost your presentation skills! Have you experienced Alpha behaviours at work? Or were you even told to adopt this approach to lead?
I’m fascinated by your stories; they speak the truth.
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