The promise of someone to come in, take the reigns and save the day is always met with one of two responses.

  1. Great – here are all our problems, they’re all yours now.
  2. Whatever.

Most believe the second to be the incorrect response when really it is a sign as to the team having a good understanding of the problem and realizing that throwing people at it will not solve it.

The first sets this new person up to fail against all odds trying to fix every problem that has ever happened only because they have the title of Leader or Manager in their name.

The second is the belief that the problem is not leadership but elsewhere and a sign that the team is ready to go to the next level if given the opportunity to try something different to get there.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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