Monday 10 February 2020

Real leaders don't have to always know what's best

In my 30 years as a freelancer I've had about 35 mentors. In my 20 year corporate career before that I was blessed with at least another 40. In my work as a mentor I've observed more than 1000 leaders, women and men, in over 40 countries.

No real leader I've ever met always knew what's best!

Why then do we have political and religious leaders, and some business leaders, trying to tell us that they know best? My answer is that for them it's about ego and wanting to control other people.

Don't be one of these people. Instead form relationships with people who have the expertise and can be relied on as trusted advisors. Become a trusted advisor yourself.

A trusted advisor is someone who has exceptional knowledge in a particular area and can provide unbiased advice.

As a real leader your role is to use trusted advisors with care so that you can make informed decisions for the higher good.

Your own opinions are very important yet if you believe you always know best then your arrogance and ignorance will be your undoing, let alone the untold costs of these in the past and their consequences for the future.

Who will be you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

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