Eliminating the Fear of Failure
"Admitting mistakes is the most powerful thing a leader can do. For it is by these mistakes that we grow into what we know we can become."
- J. Benjamin
One of the largest misconceptions to leadership is the belief that you must not appear vulnerable or without the proper answers at any given time. While intellectually we know this to be a mistake and most leaders will readily admit such, very few leaders will actually carry such truths out in their professional lives. We as leaders need to embrace the following about leadership:
- Leaders must be relatable to their audience.
- Leader must be immune to the tendency to blame others for their mistakes
- Leadership is the relentless pursuit of the "edge"
- Leadership is understanding the challenges others face
- Leadership is meeting people where they are. Not where we want them to be.