Most leaders mature (and yes, that’s me on the right). And yet, often when someone has been with the company for a long time, it’s their old image that sticks. Be sure you’re helping your team outgrow their past.
I’ve seen too many companies go “in search of” the ideal candidate, hire them, and then find they had the right guy all along (after the first one didn’t work out). In fact, I’ve been that guy.
This post was inspired by a recent post by Dan Rockwell encouraging his readers to overcome their past. Brilliant insights. As I was reading it, my heart felt heavy for all the leaders I know who are desperately trying to escape their past and can’t grow beyond their early reputations.
“The past is a weight that grows heavier with the passage of time. Little mistakes grow larger. Offenses get heavier. Failures persecute.” -Dan Rockwell
Most leaders mature. And yet, often when someone has been with the company for a long time it’s their old image that sticks.
Be brave enough to see who’s really showing up.
Anticipate maturity and watch it florish.
Don’t miss out on the most fun part of being a leader– watching others grow.
Be an advocate.
Don’t overlook the game changers who were once young, naive and a little overly _________(brash, politically inept, unconfident, overconfident).
You were too.
Who do you need to give a second chance to?
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