The Mistake

Be careful who you empower because eventually you will have to hold them accountable. It’s an exciting moment to give the keys to the car away. No one likes to think about the potential mistakes that could be made by the driver. In the moment of empowerment, don’t make the mistake of believing that there will be no mistakes to discuss in the future. When we make the mistake of not anticipating mistakes, we set ourselves up for an inevitable awkward situation down the road. Great leaders know that they will give feedback to great teammates in the future. They expect it, and therefore handle it well without hesitation.

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