This is a strong word every leader must learn. Sadly, many of us learn it the hard way. We try to please everyone. We live for the approval of others. Only to find out that…
It’s often not that some people don’t like your leadership…or don’t like you as a leader…
The strong word to learn is:
Sometimes people don’t like their life.
Your leadership simply gets blamed by default.
It’s a hard lesson, but learning it keeps you from feeling defeated when unhealthy people do unhealthy things and blame it on your leadership. They’ve been injured by others and now they blame everyone around them. You are in the leading position, so you are often the recipient of the greatest blame.
Learning when this is the case will make you a better leader.
You can’t lead people effectively who are unhealthy personally, either emotionally or spiritually. That’s why much of leadership is helping people get better so the team can get better so your leadership can get better.
Have you ever tried to lead people who were unhealthy and took it out on others?