Motivational Monday - OWN It!
Thoughts On Leadership...and Life
One must never delegate taking responsibility or blame for things going wrong to others. Too often, the temptation exists to always be right, to always have the answer, to never make mistakes, to always know what to do (and say)…
It is not a weakness to be wrong and while it does take courage to own wrong or failure without shifting the blame, doesn’t the buck stop here - always?
Not only leaders but, people in general miss out on opportunities to build their influence because they absolutely refuse to own responsibility when things go wrong. How can you expect those you lead OR even those you work with to take responsibility for their part when things go wrong if you don’t (or won’t) do it yourself?
Whether you lead a team or are independent, the example that you set when it comes to ownership of responsibility is something that the ‘world’ notices. We need leaders in our profession - and in life - to take responsibility and embrace humility.
Practice saying these words: I’m sorry, I was wrong.
Become proficient at & comfortable speaking those words. Those words alone garner more respect than you can imagine…unless you’re one who speaks them. Then you KNOW the impact they have on those who hear them and how well they defuse a situation as well. Think about it...
"First rule of leadership; everything is your fault"
Happy Monday All!
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - OWN It!