If you’re feeling stuck with certain employee’s behaviors, it’s probably because you don’t see that you have any other options. There are always options…always.
The hardest part of leadership is being responsible for the impact of your own behaviors. It’s tough for the following reasons:
- Most employees are afraid to “confront” an owner with their true thoughts, so you don’t get the feedback.
- Without that feedback, it’s tough to see your own blind spots and bad habits.
- Even if you could see them, exchanging them takes a concerted, supported effort.
To be the kind of leader that people look up to takes a big person, courage, and heart.