One of my favorite Walt Disney quotes is, “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.”
Now think about it a minute. You don’t need to “grow up,” in the common sense of the word, to be “professional” or a “leader,” It’s all about how you embrace yourself – your attitude – and how you present yourself. There’s nothing wrong with having some “kid” left in you. Having that bit of kid makes you more approachable – more likeable – easier to associate with.
The Right Balance
We all know the people who have changed as they’ve been promoted. They become more (too) serious and in the process lose touch with the people they supervise. They lose the kid in themselves – quite often on purpose.
When you lose that part of you it causes you to lose your:
- ability to retain employee’s
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