IT PAYS TO HAVE A THICK SKIN IN BUSINESS
Ladies still escape low blows in the public domain. They are willing to fend-off attacks of the personal or professional natures to focus on what matters to themselves whether it’s in political affairs or in the place of work. No matter if we’re referencing any woman from any side, whether it's Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin, everyone would agree that “thick skin” is beneficial in positions of leadership. The utmost in embarrassing moments for each of these two contenders may have been while their personal lives were being scrutinized, but these women have what leadership requires in a hard-hitting world- they have thicker sets of skin than most.
PROS OF MAINTAINING THICK SKIN IN THE OFFICE:
Even though many folks prefer to be “liked,” while many others go all-out on getting things accomplished irrespective of whether or not they triumph when faced with popularity contests.
Ignoring both upsetting and irrational reproaches allows you to concentrate on the bottom-line minus being sidetracked by personal assaults. This shouldn’t convey that “commanders” do not pay attention to others' advising them, rather it simply means they have to be capable of filtering things one typically takes personally and instead just dismiss them.
True “internal fortitude” displays itself not while the world is advantageous for you but when others are being nasty to you as well. It’s very easy to become “power drunk” when everybody around is amused with you, but the disparagement truthfully demonstrate who are your real friends and true enemies.
CONS OF THICK SKIN AT WORK
Most view this inward feeling of self-confidence as superficial arrogance, generating detachment amid leaders and their teams.
Since others may well recognize this "arrogant" person as unsympathetic, machine-like, and scheming, most will advise that the boss doesn’t care for or even appreciate them.
This strong suit may be taken as impassive in others, predominantly if the head of things is a female. This widespread, ridiculous “gender expectation” unfortunately has people believing that women leaders are is commonly more theatrical, dramatic or driven more by emotion.
Here’s a little parting food for thought… Would you consider yourself as having thick skin or are you all about the drama? What, if any, are the benefits you have witnessed in those with thickened skin as opposed to the divas of the world? At what time is it a necessary to bite your lip and when is it an ideal time to sound-off about one-sided remarks? Do you see differences in the way women or men harness their passions in the place of work?
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