I’ve been challenged throughout my career with many trials and tests that have resulted in learning. Today, I have the benefit of being a wise leader only because of what life has delivered my way.
One of the toughest lessons I have learned is how to identify and coach pretenders. To be honest, I don’t have a tolerance for pretenders. They take up time, take up a salary, waste production opportunities, and suck the living energy out of me.
However, as mature leaders, we must operate with more discipline than emotion. Remember, we should positively impact every person we encounter, whether they are a contributor or a pretender. So how do we coach pretenders while staying positive and eliminating the temptation to eat them alive? (more…)