Well I am 3 weeks into my new gig and to say I love it would be a complete understatement! I made the move to follow a leader I have always admired but in the end I got 2 more amazing leaders and a company that truly leads from the top!
I am a huge promoter of good leadership, I feel so strongly about it I started a blog! I feel that as leaders and followers we must have strong leaders to help us get where we are going. This can be hard for new leaders who feel ill-equipped to lead or who feel threatened by those around them.
Leaders, LISTEN! STOP! It’s OK to admit you have weaknesses it’s OK to say I am not sure , HOWEVER it is NOT OK to hire people you feel are below you simply to make you look better! Putting people down to make yourself feel superior is not OK.
Now before you tell me you don’t do that, stop for a second because we all do! We all get nervous and try to make ourselves look better than we are! I did it today, I answered an email and instead of apologizing I skirted the issue by saying , yea we didn’t do that right. Instead of saying, I made an error let me fix that!
Think about your week was there a time you maybe didn’t step up and lead but instead pushed the buck? Now that you’ve identified this let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again!!