on the topic of Perspectives

Choosing and Chosen to Lead

Teams form when we make the decision to build something that’s bigger than ourselves. And if you’re working with a team, at some point, you made the decision to take on a specific role that carries unique responsibility and the associated accountability.

Every team faces barriers as they grow (and growing can be painful!). And, if you’re the one that formed the team, these growth barriers can challenge your confidence & make you question your qualification, or lack there of, to lead your team.

At that point, you’ll be forced to make a big decision.

You can decide to give in to the insecurity, scrap your plans and start over, or, you can step up to the plate and make the tough decisions every leader has to make in order to grow.

Easier said than done, right?

Just keep this in mind:  While you were making decisions to build and lead a team, each team member was responsible for making a big decision as well. Every person on your team made the decision that you have the competence, the qualifications & the leadership attributes needed to achieve success.

So, now that that’s settled, stop questioning yourself, stop making excuses and leverage their confidence & support to prove them right.