The leadership hormones

What is a good leader? My own definition, a good leader is someone who take care of people around him. He is someone who lift others up, someone who believes in his people even if they don’t believe in themselves. Leadership is not for everyone. It’s a lonely place to be. When things go right, he has to give all credit to his people. When things go wrong, he has to take all the blames and pressure. It’s a very bad deal. But, why should we aim to be a good leader? It’s because it’s the true and only path to happiness. You help others to be the best of themselves.

There are 2 hormones that can help you to become a good leader.

  • Oxytocin: this hormone increases loyalty, trust, empathy and generosity at your workplace. To increase oxytocin, take the time to help, encourage, mentor, or compliment your people.
  • Serotonin: it boosts will power, self esteem, inner satisfaction, confidence and a sense of purpose. To boost serotonin, go out to natural sunlight during your lunch break (haven’t done that for a while) or choose to walk outside when taking a call. Also, expressing your gratitude by saying thank you also boost serotonin. Most importantly, trying to find your “purpose” on how to make a difference to people’s lives and the world is the best way to boost this hormone.

Let I finish this post with the below quote:

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.

Harry Truman

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