Quit Looking for Someone to Blame
How easy is it for you to say, “It’s my fault”? Of course, it’s never easy, but it must be done when the team makes a mistake and fails in some way. Blaming others is a waste of time, and unfortunately it is far too common to see leaders point fingers in other directions. Having a solution-finding mentality is good, but ultimately it is looking for someone or something to blame. That can become a bad habit. So, let’s start now. Repeat after me – “It’s my fault.” One more time, “It’s my fault.” The more you say it the easier it will become, and you will become the trusted leader who others want to follow.
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)