“Incompetent leaders spend too much time evaluating others and not enough evaluating their own leadership.”
Well snap. And I don’t mean in a “snap, crackle, pop” rice krispies kind of way either. Yes, I fully recognize that I am not demographically qualified to use the term “snap.” I validate that by knowing that Snap, Crackle and Pop are the names of the gnomic elves that pitched Rice Krispies for decades. Don’t believe me? Check this out. Hmm, now I’m not sure where to go from here. Oh yes, incompetent leaders…
Perhaps real leadership only exists when self leadership is there first? How much easier is it to say “it was their fault” or “they are a horrible leader” than it is to ask the question “how can I improve my leadership?” If it is their fault then I have nothing to worry about right? WRONG. I speak from experience. If I “snap” and excuse it because “they” did it, deserved it, or earned it, then then I’m an incompetent leader. Period. Thank goodness leadership growth is a journey. Leave the snap for the cereal.