I recognized the impostor for what it was…an impostor. The real me was stretching beyond my comfort zone. And what a successful client meeting. He moved forward to make the change he wanted and landed a bigger job and more responsibility.
Almost every leader I speak with says they would like more clarity and candor from their teams. Yet, people resist. Why? Some common concerns are: Candor can create conflict and hurt feelings. Fear of looking bad. Fear of retribution. A desire to be nice vs. accountable. Candor is important. It…
When we say what we want to say or send the email we want to send without considering its impact on the other party, we can be damaging productivity and/or the performance of the team.
What Barry and Queen Victoria recognized was the power of presence. Not necessarily having the answer but being in the trenches working with their teams to find the answers.
Evaluate your options as they may all look good, (or bad). Based on the information you have the choose a path. As you move forward and learn, evaluate. Then if necessary, recalibrate to bring you closer to your target.
Leaders develop with experience. Not just the experience of success but also through the pain and disappointment of failure.