Voice of Reason
[behavior] be the voice of reason. [persona] captain.
- to bring calm to emotional chaos; an ability to influence a group of people who having differing, emotional opinions in making sensible decisions.
Leaders know when it’s appropriate to show emotion and when it’s not. Leaders also know how to get a group of people with emotions running high oriented to a reasonable, civil way forward. That’s at the core of what it means to be the voice of reason in the room.
When they speak, you listen.
At some point in your life, you’ve probably met someone who commands a special aura about them – when they speak, people listen. It’s not that these folks are flamboyant – often times, they are reserved, even shy. However, these individuals carry a high integrity reputation and have a certain character that allows them to influence others in very positive, inspirational ways… in ways that allow them to lead groups and teams in aligning to common goals and missions.
The next time you’re around this type of person, get to know them. You won’t regret it.