I have been avoiding writing a blog post because I have struggled coming up with a "perfect" topic. So, I decided I would write without a topic - except to admit I don't have a topic. Welcome to life and leadership!
Leaders often think they always need to have the answers and the perfect words to inspire their followers. However, sometimes they don't and that is okay; especially when they have the courage to admit that they don't know what to say or do.
I recently read about good role models. Good role models aren't those who never make a mistake; they make mistakes and are honest about it. Just last night I read a line in a novel I am reading, "It is not a sin to fall down; it is a sin to not get back up."
Recently, I have been doing a lot of falling and sometimes struggling to get back up. This blog post is one way I decided today to get back up.
So, being the coach that I am (which includes coaching myself) - here are some questions for reflection:
- As a leader, how important is it for you to have the answers? What do you do when you don't have the answers? How do you get the answers?
- How have you fallen down recently? How did you get back up?
- How can you help others get back up?