Importance of Grace to Your Leadership

Importance of Grace to Your Leadership

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by in 1 Leadership

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies - Robert Louis Stevenson

Honoring the calling of leadership is to experience the joys and agony in work and in life. Wrapped in that honor guiding your responses to people and circumstances is grace: considerate and thoughtful response or action no matter the person or circumstance.

Grace allows you to remain calm when it’s easier to be angry.

Grace allows you to be still to hear and learn what is and isn’t being said.

Grace strengthens your actions to remain true to your leadership philosophy and humanity without selling out.

Grace helps you to be humble.

Grace guides you to treat people as people.

If ever there is a time where we need more grace in your leadership it is today. Businesses today may be suffering, but it’s your graceful leadership that can help to reverse the unsatisfying din echoing throughout today’s work environments.

Graphic by Shawn Murphy

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10 Responses to “Importance of Grace to Your Leadership”

  1. Peggy

    28. Nov, 2011

    Grace is something I strive for everyday.

    Fabulous reminder Shawn.

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  2. Gail

    28. Nov, 2011

    Fantastic. If we all could develop the presence of mind to consider the other person’s perspective and accommodate their needs we would all be so much better off in navigating daily business. And we would all develop deeper trust to draw in trials, tribulations, and change. Great post. Gail

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    • Shawn Murphy

      28. Nov, 2011

      Gail,
      You’ve nailed it. Covey said, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” It’s a belief that has helped me in many difficult, awkward, tumultuous times.

      Shawn

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  3. Grace makes every aspect of our lives better. Well said, Shawn!

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  4. Jennifer Dole

    28. Nov, 2011

    This was exactly what I needed today – to be reminded of how successful leaders lead with grace. After a crazy morning – I am now back on track. Thank you Shawn!

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  5. Adriana Johnson

    28. Nov, 2011

    Grace oh GRACE is such a wonderful name, word, meaning. My friend is named Grace. Applauding to the article and a salu this is la verdad. This is truth. Thank you for appealing yourself through your words.

    Adriana Johnson
    Tempe, AZ USA

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  6. Dawn

    30. Nov, 2011

    Dear Shawn,

    I was working on my own post about grace in relationships and I found yours. I lifted a whole piece from your post to put in mine. I thought you might like to see what I did with it.
    http://dschondog.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/grace-and-salt-in-the-same-sentence/

    This was so very good. Thank you!
    Dawn

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  7. Brian Moseley

    05. Dec, 2011

    Hello, I simply wanted to take time to make a comment and say I have really enjoyed reading your site.

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