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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by Eric Geiger to discuss five lies leaders believe just as they did several weeks prior with Carey Nieuwhof. Each of these lies undermines leadership but is tempting in some capacity. So the questions are why do leaders believe them and what can be done about it?
- Everything depends on me.
- People will forget my outbursts, tantrums, and rudeness.
- I’m better at your work than you are even though I hired you as an expert.
- If I ignore it, it will go away.
- I’m open to critique, correction, and criticism
“A positive can become a negative – responsibility and a sense of ownership can become destructive.”
“If everything depends on you you’re doing it wrong and you haven’t been converted to development.”
“If you started something and were your only employee then everything did depend on you.”
“You need to start with development in mind.”
“If all you’ve done is accomplish the work then the work walks out with you at the end of the day.”
“We see the rudeness of leaders as a blemish on their record but not diminishing their overall leadership.”
“We’ve acted as if the ends justifies the means, that results matter more than character.”
“Recognize it, own it, and ask for forgiveness.”
“Healthy conflict is not the same as an outburst.”
“Your outburst is an indication that you’re not trusting your team and you’re not trusting God.”
“Leaders often overrate their own expertise.”
“It always seems to come back to humility”
“Conflict doesn’t just go away. It’s only going to fester.”
“Every day I am going to do the thing that I most don’t want to do.”
“Record and remember the net result of doing the hard thing.”
“I would like to grow in the ability to receive criticism whether or not it is given well.”
“Instead of finding reasons to dismiss a critique, find a reason to listen to it.”
“Surround yourself with people who are not impressed with you – who love you and care about you, but are not in awe.”
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