Being weak is no fun. Whether you’re tired, sick, or otherwise, weakness limits your ability to do what you need to do in the amount of time you need to do it. In the eyes of many leaders, weakness is a nuisance and an obstacle to effectiveness. Leaders: let’s embrace weakness.
“Pride and small vision can often holds us back from empowering leaders.” Samuel Deuth shares some wisdom on “the reason for leadership” in a recent blog post for the LifeWay Leadership blog.
Leaders must always be looking for ways in which they might improve. We’re never finished. We’re never perfect. It’s important that we acknowledge our imperfections in humility. But, at the same time, leaders should look to improve, too. Here are four signs you have room to improve as a leader.
“People aren’t always going to buy-in to what you’re selling or presenting. This is never more true than as a leader. No one is going to love every idea you present.” Ron Edmondson never fails to encourage with his wisdom. When leaders are rejected, they must ask questions. Ron suggests five.
I’ve said this a number of times on the blog, but it’s always worth repeating: humility is vital to leadership. A humble leader is willing to admit when he or she has messed up. Aren’t convinced? Selma Wilson shares four reasons leaders must apologize when they make a mistake.