When you make a mistake, what do you do? Do you find all the reasons why you were justified in your action, or do you look inward, for your own role in the situation?
As a leader, you must decide to believe. If you don’t believe in the mission and the team’s ability to get there, why should your people?
“You cannot hold people responsible for results if you supervise their methods” - Stephen R Covey
Operational freedom is earned from management, and work gets done with our peers. The org chart doesn’t define where work stops, but rather, where it begins.
How many hours do you personally spend coaching your team? Giving feedback or demonstrating what excellence is. If you’re like me, it’s not enough.
If I asked you what success looks like for you personally, what would you say? Far too often, we aren’t clear on our mission and as a result, our role to play in its achievement is unclear.
A reactive mindset makes us victims of circumstance. Instead, we can choose to manifest our own reality through creativity, optimism and determination through humble action.
The biggest obstacle to our success is ourselves, and progress can be as simple as shifting our perspective.
In difficulty, all we can control is our reaction. Improving our odds of success in the future requires us looking at the one thing we most often ignore - our own faults.