We have all been part of projects that have gone poorly even horribly wrong. When things go wrong it is easy to make excuses blame the leader.They did not give me enough support, authority, training attention etc.
Think of all the times when have been in situations where someone in leadership has let us down? Maybe they just made mistake, or maybe they lacked the skills. Or was it just that they did not lead the way we thought they should?
We must understand that the failure of others (no matter the reason for the failure) does not change our call to lead. At the end of the day I can’t control the actions of others. I can only control my own, and I must take full and complete ownership.
The success of my project, business, family or church might be easier with the strong leadership help of others; however, I can’t let the lack of it become an excuse. I need to step up and lead. Those that follow me depend on it.
Instead of complaining about the negative; focus on the positive and lead forward. (Tweet This)
Do not focus on the problem; lead forward by providing solutions. (Tweet This)
Don’t look for permission; lead forward. (Tweet This)
Last year I wrote a post on The 5 Leadership Lessons form HBO’s Band of Brothers. My 2nd point was, “You are still responsible to lead when those you follow lead poorly” (Tweet This)
Read this about yourself, “Leadership Starts With Me!”
No Excuses!! Lead Forward!!