Leadership Is Like A Knife
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Not because you can use it to stab people in the back with empty promises!
But rather because cutting edge leaders, leaders that make a difference in our lives often get blunt over time from excess sycophantic praise.
But like a blunt knife, what makes leaders sharp again is clashing with something rougher … something harder! We call that criticism. Frank criticism mixed with honest feedback. When a leader faces consistent well intentioned criticism he becomes better and she becomes sharper.
That’s why leadership is like a knife, because if they are to remain sharp and on the cutting edge of brilliance they need regular doses of criticisms from we the people!
So keep critiquing and keep pushing your leaders. Don’t get distracted by the one time early doses of good work they did back in the day. Instead focus on what they can consistently do better, that way they stay sharper … just like a knife.
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