The Missing Key to Leading Others
As a leader, one of your biggest challenges is leading others to get results without doing their work or micromanaging them into becoming a clone.
Why? Because we all bring our own ideas, experiences, beliefs, styles, needs, personalities, and agenda’s, to the table. The composite of all these different things creates our unique way of doing things … and we all like to do things our way.
So what is the key to leading others and influencing them so you can still get the results you need … without controlling everything and everyone?
That said … here are 7 things you need to accept as a leader if you want to start leading others more effectively.
7 Things To Accept When Leading Others:
- Accept that everyone is different … not wrong … just different.
- Accept that there are multiple ways of accomplishing a task.
- Accept that what you dislike in others is typically just a dis-owned part of yourself that you don’t want to own (i.e. selfishness, arrogance, stubbornness, etc.).
- Accept that most people want to do a good job, they just might be unaware of how their actions are impacting others. Help them to see!
- Accept that a very small percentage of people are unconscious and unaware, the kindest thing you can do for them is to let them go and end the relationship.
- Accept that being a leader means you change the things you can and accept the things you can’t. Remember the single most significant thing you can change is yourself. It also happens to be at the bottom of most people’s To Change List.
- No one ever said being a leader would be easy. No one ever said that being a leader meant you would make the right call 100% of the time. You need to accept when you make the wrong call, own it, and do what it takes to make it right. It’s called humility.
And that’s all I have to say about that …