Tag: Ignore

Dealing with Failure…

When leaders fail, trust and respect are lost. The task before leaders is learning how to regain what they lose.

Consider three negatives: 

  1. Do not try to ignore or deny failure. 
  2. Do not attempt to cover up the failure.
  3. Never blame someone else for it.

Instead, four positives are needed: 

  1. Admit the failure. 
  2. Specify the failure. 
  3. Ask for forgiveness.
  4. Give a step by step plan for overcoming the failure.

More could be considered, but a simple upfront approach is where healing begins.

Leading the Invisible…

How can we lead people who are unseen, or those often described as “the invisible”?

What makes them invisible? Perhaps their skin color? Clothes they wear? Home where they live (or lack thereof)? Their smell, or lack of personal hygiene?

Maybe we do not want to see because we’re afraid.

Maybe it’s because of preconceived ideas. After all, they made a choice, right? Why don’t they just get a job? 

Have we ever pulled up to an intersection where someone stands with a sign asking for help? Do we look at them? Do we look through them? Do we become judgmental?

It is difficult to lead those we make invisible.