If you are a manager or leader, you need to be able to get results through others. There is only one of you and you cannot be brilliant at everything, even if others believe you should be.
In truth, managers and leaders sometimes fall into the trap of getting the best from others.
One of the biggest barriers they create that prevents others being at their best is not giving people the chance to fail.
Think about it, people will only become competent through practise and application. No one ever became an expert at anything just by reading, listening or watching. If it was that easy we would all be experts at a lot of things.
So if you want to bring out the best in others give them the opportunity to get new experience, take on new challenges and bring their own uniqueness to the fore. After all what’s the worst that might happen- they might fail.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.