Leadership Secrets for Rising Above Adversity and Empowering Your Team

Cristianto Rian Tarra
2 min readFeb 19
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When we talk about bad leaders, we cannot avoid the fact that they often use positive-sounding words to cover up their bad behavior. Phrases like “A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor” may sound wise, but they actually just hide their inability to handle difficult situations.

However, as good leaders, we must learn not only to handle difficult situations, but also to fight for self-development and ability. As John C. Maxwell said, “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”

As leaders, we must understand that every action and word we say has an impact on others, especially our subordinates. Therefore, we must always strive to provide a positive influence and set a good example.

Not only that, as leaders, we must also be able to handle difficult situations and solve complex problems. We cannot rely on luck and favorable conditions, because the reality is that challenges and difficulties always exist in every situation.

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However, if we can overcome these challenges and grow from those difficult experiences, we will become stronger and wiser leaders. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

In facing challenges and difficulties, we must always strive to remain strong and patient. We must learn from every experience and continue to grow and develop. As good leaders, we must always prioritize the interests of subordinates and the organization, and strive to achieve the best results.

In conclusion, let us use the words of Martin Luther King Jr. and John C. Maxwell as inspiration to become better leaders. Let us not only rely on positive-sounding words to cover up our shortcomings, but strive to become firm, strong, and wise leaders in facing every challenge.

Cristianto Rian Tarra

Tech entrepreneur and IT leader. Focusing on tech solutions and leadership for business growth. Sharing insights on Medium.