Before you began leading, you were led by someone. That someone made some mistakes. You know it. I know it.
And if you look at your leadership, you know you’ve made some mistakes along the way as well.
Mistakes are a facet of life. We all make mistakes and we all learn to move on from those mistakes.
However, if we can be warned of common mistakes we might make in advance, it’s wise to look over them and prepare yourself in case these mistakes pop up in your life or leadership.
1. Leaders make the mistake of failing to prepare: Any good leader knows that leadership takes preparation. When we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail.
I’ve personally failed in preparing for a presentation. It wasn’t pretty and filled with lots of errors. The message wasn’t conveyed and I looked like a fool.