Why A Rough Start Isn’t The End Of Your Leadership Journey

When I first began leading, I wasn’t very good. Some would say I still can’t lead well.

But in all seriousness, we all have issues when we first begin to lead.

Rough starts are just the beginning of leadership

The Problems Of First Leading

As you begin to lead, you’ll face all sorts of trials. Team members won’t like you. You won’t lead the same way as the previous organizational leaders. Mistakes will be made.

All of these leadership issues can lead to big problems down the road if we let them.

I remember when I first started to lead.

I was young, fresh out of high school. My inexperience told me not to speak up. There’s wiser leadership in the room.

So I held my tongue. When an issue arose, I didn’t voice my concern. Instead, I felt it was the elder leaders responsibility to take action.