Be the bigger person โ€ฆ


One of the most important attributes of a leader is their ability to admit their mistakes. Leaders are called upon to make countless decisions, and sometimes things inevitably go wrong. Unfortunately, many people may see admitting a mistake as a sign of weakness, but the opposite is true in many instances.

Remember that mistakes are vital to our growth; we often put way too much pressure on ourselves to seek some unrealistic ideal of perfection. As the leader, let your team know that thereโ€™s no shame in making mistakes, and most importantly, you have their back when they happen.

I have seen people in leadership positions duck and throw their people under the bus when mistakes happen, and this leads to mistrust, lack of inspiration and the fear of trying anything new. However, admitting your errors has the potential to strengthen your relationships with your team. Admitting your mistakes communicates in a powerful way that you believe in the relationships youโ€™ve developed.

The most extraordinary people in their felids have made countless mistakes; they didnโ€™t give up. Instead, they persevered and inspired many people to follow their example; as Albert Einstein puts it, a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new, and according to Steve Adubato, Ph.D., the sign of a superior leader is not that they avoid making mistakes; itโ€™s that when they do, they are humble enough to admit it and learn from them.

Inspirational leaders are incredibly passionate people that move beyond the reality of limited thinking. When you are working with someone who has a passion for their work, the feeling is so contagious; it makes you believe you can achieve anything.

Be Curious Not Judgmental

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Remember that you Often have no idea what other people are going through. Maybe someone heโ€™s acting like a belligerent asshat because their spouse just ask them for a divorce and theyโ€™re broken hearted were there driving like a maniac because theyโ€™re rushing their kid to the hospital or theyโ€™re being flaky and unresponsive because theyโ€™ve just discovered a lump.

Giving people the benefit of the doubt is excellent practice for not taking stuff personally, and it gives you room to focus on more beneficial aspects of your life than on how pissed off you are.

โ€œBe Curious, Not Judgmentalโ€โ€”Walt Whitman

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