Are You Safe?

One of the most important things I encourage teammates to do is lead up, and probably the most common objection I get in return from those teammates is, “It’s not safe.”

By not safe, they mean their leading up:

  • Isn’t welcome or encouraged
  • Might anger or frustrate their leader
  • Could harm their relationship with their leader
  • Could even jeopardize their job

If you aren’t encouraging your people to lead up, then you are discouraging leading up. There is no middle ground. Leaders who foster an environment of leading up: (more…)