I spent this past weekend turning a wrench in the garage. There’s not much you can’t do with willingness, a ball-peen hammer, and of course YouTube. 🙂
The mechanic quoted me $1700.00 to make repairs to the suspension on my truck. By the end of the day, and $40.00 in parts, job was complete. I like mechanics, they are typically great people. However I like saving money more than I like paying someone else to do something I can do. Not only did I have extra money in my pocket, [cue Tim Allen…] I had that nostalgic “man” feeling from conquering something I set out to do.
I’ve been pondering thoughts, as I was responding to, and engaging comments from my last post how prevalent attitudes and opinions are about what leaders can do…and how they should be.
For sure we all expect leaders to be successful, but it also proves true time and time again, that we demand leaders not fail. It’s at these times, when all has been stripped away that we experience people’s true character. When your friends turn to enemies, and your place of refuge dismantled, it’s just you and the mirror, that’s when you see what true character really is. Traits like resiliency, perseverance, tenacity, and endurance become daily, sometimes moment by moment calls from deep within, taunting you to survive.
When a leader crashes, regardless of the reason, there is a piling on that occurs. All the good, bad, and ugly.
Regardless of the reason for the crash, authentic leaders own their truth and take responsibility to make the necessary repairs for themselves.