There are ALWAYS warning signs. It hardly ever comes as a complete surprise. Team members begin backing away. Meetings lose energy and focus. Complaints rise. Morale falls. Then one day it becomes painfully clear – something isn’t working. Here are 4 warning signs that your leadership isn’t working…
Do you care about your spouse? Does it matter to you what your children will become? Not what they will do for work – but who they will be – what they will become. What legacy you are leaving for your grandchildren? In our parenting journey, Sarah and I have noted essentials for healthy families. Every family can do these!
You’re going through the most challenging situation you’ve faced in your career. Morale is low. Revenue is missing projections. Your team, your organization is depending on you. What do you do? It’s painful. Sometimes it’s not fair – it’s not your fault. The team has not been resourced properly. Certain team members aren’t pulling their weight. You have to do something!
The most heart-breaking stories are those of broken homes and fractured relationships. There’s one reason – because in most instances they’re avoidable. This past week I was told of two families who are navigating incredibly challenging circumstances. In one household, the father has a history of abuse and the family has had enough. In the other, one parent was convicted of embezzling funds in the workplace and is serving a long-term prison sentence leaving behind a spouse and 3 precious daughters.
You’ve heard it a hundred times – if you’re not growing, you’re dying. And if this statement ever was true, it is simply no longer reality. Life IS about growth, but it’s not ALL about growth. I’m passionate about growth. I’ve written much about planning, vision, and growth. For much of my life, anything short of growth I considered failure…until few weeks ago.
Longevity is not leadership. Leadership is leadership. And longevity is longevity. Don’t get me wrong – I love hearing about leaders who launch organizations and serve them for 20, 30, or 40 years. But does tenure make great leaders?