As I teach leadership and work with high-potential leaders I often ask people to describe the best leader they’ve ever worked for and the worst. The simple lesson is – do what you’ve seen work and avoid what you’ve seen doesn’t work. But I’ve refined the second part of that conversation – now I ask people to describe a leader they’ve worked for who “just missed.” Think about that.
What if someone answered the “just missed” question with your name? What about your approach to leadership, your attitude with people, clients or systems would cause that response? Specifically, what are you going to do differently beginning today in order to not “just miss?”