Your Leader's Back

I recently had this experience as a volunteer where the person in charge was failing as a leader.

So I had a choice. I could complain about the leader and their lack of skills, the lack of value, the waste of time. Or I could ask what role I play in the leader not succeeding, and decide how to contribute.

What do you do when your leader doesn’t show up? When your leader messes up? Do you point the finger? Blame the top. Do you sit back in your chair thinking “I don’t have to do anything now”, “I’m off the hook”.

Or, are you doing something to support your leader? Are you cooperating to lift your leader up? Do you have your leader’s back?

The success of every leader is codependent on his or her team playing fully, cooperating, being part of the solution, taking 100% responsibility for the results of the organization.

Reflections from Beyond the Chair
by Andrew McAleese, Owner of La Luma Salon & Academy