FOUR LEADERSHIP MISTAKES YOU MAY BE MAKING 😩
Being a leader comes with a host of responsibilities, including being a good influence on those you work with.
Because a leadership role is important, you owe it to yourself and your team to always be bright. This means being smart enough to recognize your weak points, and humble enough to work on correcting them.
Here are four mistakes that leaders can struggle with, and how you can fix them.
Holding any position of power can be good for your ego, but don’t let that position of power create a false sense of security. It's important that your employees know you're not above your shortcomings.
"Leaders must not be afraid to recognize their own failures," said Joe Chiarello. "We all fall down at some point, but what really matters is the way we pick ourselves up and learn from our mistakes. This is what helps us grow and makes us stronger."
Leading by example and having transparency with your team if you do something wrong or make a bad decision can go a long way!
One of the most difficult adjustments a new leader has to make is learning how to handle disagreements or problems that arise within the group. You may want to come off as fair and balanced but avoid calling people out for their negative behavior to avoid potential conflict. Doing so will hurt your whole team more if you don't nip an issue in the bud. Try Creating an environment that encourages continuous feedback!
TAKING ON ALL OF THE WORK
Leaders are typically promoted to their positions because they know what needs to be done and how to do it and earned it. But don't accompany that by the mentality of "if you want something done right, do it yourself”!
Completing or tweaking your everyone's' work because it's not to your liking — or, similarly, failing to delegate tasks — not only creates more work for you, but also hinders your team from reaching its full potential.
NOT HAVING FAITH IN YOURSELF + YOUR ABILITIES
You've been entrusted with a leadership position because someone else trusts your judgment. Consistently second-guessing yourself can rub off on others, and before you know it, no one trusts you. Don't be afraid to obey your gut instinct when it's right.
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