For some, leading others comes naturally. For others, it’s something we have to intentionally work at. Regardless of how you’ve come to lead others, leading must come from your core.
In a recent one-on-one with an emerging leader, I questioned her on a decision that she made that wasn’t to my liking. Her response was, “Well, I didn’t feel good about it, but I know that it has been done that way before.”
I put this young leader in the position she is in, not because of her experience, but because of her core. I need, want, and expect her to make decisions from her core. I trust her core more than some of the old legacy policies that have been in place. Because she didn’t tap into her core, I didn’t get her best. (more…)