When I am working with a new team I often say that it has been my experience that I do not necessarily need to know everything to do my job well. However, I may need to be the most willing to see the project to it’s fruition.
Are you willing
- to do whatever it takes?
- however long it takes?
- willing to do some menial task?
- willing to delegate?
- willing to fail?
- willing to ask for help?
- willing to help your team succeed?
- take one for the team?
- wiling to not take credit?
- willing to encourage your team everyday?
- willing to serve others selflessly?
Here is my mantra for humility in my role(s) that I fulfill with my clients. It is an adaptation of Brene Brown’s “Authenticity Mantra”
"Do not shrink. Do not puff up. Stand my sacred ground." Really working my authenticity mantra today. #BeingPushed
— Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) February 2, 2012
I don’t come into a team role puffed up, I don’t come in on the ground, I stand my sacred ground, I know who I am.
Do you have sayings or mantras or idioms that keep you focused on being a leader?