This week, I’m celebrating being independent.
What? How is that good leadership?
Through a lot of self-reflection lately, I’ve been reminded of all the qualities of great leadership. My clients and I have been working on Clarity, Communication, Conflict, and work Cultures. In order to do that, it takes a lot of looking into who you are as a leader and what you want.
If you look up the word Independent in the dictionary there are more than 17 definitions! Looking deeper, you will see that a lot of them apply to leadership. For example:
or in my case specifically:
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”
Bring that back to work and look at your team. What if the quote read:
“It is not what you do for your team, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”
As leaders, many of us are independent. Celebrate that, it probably got you to where you are today. Now go teach your team how they can be independent as well!