It was exactly one year ago when my friend and mentor Carl Meadows dropped some awesome leadership wisdom bombs on us in a guest blog post. And one thing he said has continued to resonate with me.
Expectations are premeditated resentments.
Let that sink in for a minute.
Just think of all the expectations you have not only for those around you, but also for yourself. And think about how many times you’ve been frustrated or challenged as a leader because you or someone else failed to meet those expectations.
And while certainly there is a case to be made for setting and clarifying expectations as a leader; too often, expectations go unspoken and when expectations aren’t met we become resentful.
As leaders we put a lot of pressure on ourselves, and set really high expectations based upon leadership myths, we believe to be true. But these expectations are not realistic so we set ourselves up to fail and be disappointed.
And this takes away from the realities of leading.
To lead with more confidence you need to have a clear picture of real leadership and understand the myths that get in the way. Join me for a live training on November 18th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST, I’m going to dispel the top 5 leadership myths and share the realities of leadership.
You will walk away with:
- An understanding of the 5 Leadership Myths and how they are impacting your leadership
- Clarity on the reality of leadership so you can begin to lead with confidence again
- Knowing the #1 mistake leaders make for the from day one
- An introduction to my 5 Steps to Real Leadership so you can start to truly inspire and empower others to succeed, and mobilize your team towards a shared goal.
- A special invitation to join my new leadership training Real Leadership: Empathize, Empower, and Make an Impact
And you get all of that for FREE!