If you’ve ever been in one of my leadership presentations, you have most likely heard me quote Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself’.
This is simply an extension of the importance of learning from your own mistakes.
My leadership tip for you this week is to identify and document the leadership mistakes our current presidential candidates have made and continue to make in their bid to lead this country. Then, take note not to make those same mistakes.
As an example, here are 3 you really need to pay attention to:
1. Always assume you are secretly being video or audio recorded – be careful of what you do and say and how you do and say it.
2. Always assume someone other than the intended recipient will read the email messages you send – be smart in what you send in an email message.
3. Take a position and be firm with it – but before you do, do your homework and make sure your position is consistent with your core values and other positions you’ve taken.
Don’t blow this off … get to work, your leadership credibility is on the line.