"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life,
to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its
deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude
of your minds . . ." - Ephesians 4:22-23.
Leaders can transform themselves when they develop a new attitude toward their supervisors, peers, customers, work, responsibilities, salary or anything else that happens to part of their work experience. To change, they must recognize they have a bad attitude or else that attitude deceives them either into thinking that no one notices it or causes them to do things that are not in their best interests or those of the organization. When they are deceived, they operate out of what's called a shadow side, which is often functioning without them being aware of it or its effects on those around them.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Today you will work on being aware of your attitudes at work or home. You will do this by being aware of your thought life and what makes you angry. Are you angry when you drive? Avoiding someone or something at work? Spending a lot of time dwelling on a mistake or another person? Keep a written account of all things that make you angry or consume your thoughts today; then look for clues about your attitude toward those things.