Leadership Tip: Leaders Acknowledge Their Weaknesses to Others

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Acknowledge your weaknesses to others

Today’s Tip:

Take the lead by acknowledging your own vulnerabilities in a discussion this week. Don’t waste time and energy pretending to be someone you’re not. Be you!

Food for Thought:

When individuals get to know each other on a personal level, they are more likely to give one another the benefit of the doubt, making it feel easier and safer to admit mistakes. Find opportunities to bring the team together to build trust and shared experiences such as out-of-office time for planning sessions, team-building adventures, or routine social activities.

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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.

The Leadership Challenge®. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® 2014 Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

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