MVP: Everyone is doing the best they can, and your job is to help them do better
This builds on number one. Again, it is not our position to judge. When I was younger (not that long ago), I thought the world would be so much better if everyone thought just like me, so I bent my leadership skills towards trying to make people be like me.
Thankfully, I had an incredible mentor who helped me to see my own arrogance, and to begin to understand what servant leadership was. Real leaders honor others by supporting them in their own journeys, not by trying to take others on the leader’s journey.
Intention: Pay attention to where people are now, not where they were, or where you want them to be.
Our annual summer tradition is to share the most important things I’ve learned from other people throughout the month of July. This summer we have 20 lessons. You will receive one a day until we are done. If you feel particularly moved and want to share a reaction, please reply!