Today we continue the series on the twenty most important things I have learned from others.
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.
I’ll be away from email for a while, but please feel free to respond to this series and I will get back to you after my return.
Do good and be well,