My good friend Dave Kraft sent this via his blog and I immediately thought of 10 people I wanted to send it to. Which always means I need to read it again and apply it to myself first.
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QUESTIONS LEADERS SHOULD BE ASKING THEMSELVES
Is anger at the root of how I lead people? Many leaders are fueled by anger. It comes out in the way they treat people.
Am I motivating or manipulating the people I lead?
Do I feel I have to have an opinion or position on every issue, or can I, in humility, say I don’t know?
Am I okay with others on my team receiving credit without me being mentioned?
Do I have the courage to disappoint some people by not doing what they are expecting or demanding?
Am I willing to learn from anybody, at any time, on any subject? Am I truly teachable?
Am I secure enough to be wrong and admit it, instead of playing the blame game or making excuses?
Do I give loyalty (as well as demand it) from those I lead?
Am I willing to defer to a better idea or does it always have to be my-way-or-the-highway?