A few months ago, I tweeted “Don’t be independent enough to take credit when things go right but not strong enough to take criticism when they go wrong. #Leadership.” Too many people in positions of power lack the integrity necessary to share praise and to take responsibility. I’m not saying that you, as a leader, must take the blame for everything that occurs within your organization. I am, however, saying, when something goes right, share the credit with your team. When something goes wrong, before pointing the finger, look introspectively and acknowledge the role that you, as the leader, played in the shortcoming. Be a leader of integrity and vision, not just one of opportunity and visibility.
Make professional development a priority.