After years of being in a leadership position, we can forget what it was like to be on a team with someone over us.
We forget the frustrations we felt when we thought the boss was being unfair. We no longer remember what it was like to be, as some call it, a peon.
Those days are gone. And that can cause trouble.
We don’t mean to do this. But it happens.
Being away from “the action” can make us ignorant of what is happening where sales are being made, manual labor is happening, or even in church service.
That’s why I want to warn you of what you might be doing to frustrate your team. Read more...
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. Read more...