As I get older, it’s easier to forget things.
Turns out that’s a good thing.
Leadership guru Dan Rockwell made a fascinating point a few weeks back: A good leader knows how to forget. They don’t dwell on past mistakes.
That creates negative thinking. And negative thinking doesn’t move you forward.
So when a sincere and dedicated employee consistently fails, a good leader doesn’t obsess about the failures.
Instead, a real leader realizes he or she has given the employee the wrong responsibilities. That the tasks are beyond the employee’s capacity.
Great advice from Dan: “Judge people by what they could do, not what they didn’t – their future, not their past.” So learn how to forget like a leader. Read the whole post.
In case you missed it …
Here’s what else the ResourcefulManager team has been reading this week:
How to Manage People Who Are Older Than You
Managing people who are significantly older than you isn’t easy. Here’s advice from someone who’s been there, done that and discovered some valuable insights.
Managing Millennials: They’re Really Not All That Different
If you manage Millennials, don’t believe the myths going around about their skills or work ethic. They’re much more like you than you think.
8 Public Speaking Tips From The Best TEDx Speakers
TEDx talks can be incredibly inspiring. And the speakers are masters of communicating. Here are eight things you can learn from them.
10 Signs You Might Be A Leader And Not Know It
Many of the best leaders don’t even know they are leaders. Others know it, but they don’t. You might be one of them. Here are the signs:
11 Things That Could Go Wrong When You Fire Someone
You’ve got to fire an employee. You’ve prepped for that final meeting. The paperwork is in order. What could possibly go wrong? Lots. Check out these 11 scenarios.
How To Fire An Employee When It Must Be Done
How do you fire an employee the right way? This step-by-step ResourcefulManager Blueprint reduces backlash while keeping the process legal and … the employee’s self-respect intact.
Keep an eye out for …
You’re definitely not going to want to miss Monday’s infographic: The Mark Twain Guide To Leadership: 20 Quotes To Live By. Twain’s works are a mother lode of quotable leadership wisdom.
Yours in success,