Chief Imperfect Officer

Are you perfect? Do you never make mistakes? If so, stop reading! This post is not for you.

As executives we are prone to making mistakes. After all we are only human. If you want people to willingly follow your leadership, you have to be honest about who you are and admit that you make mistakes. Take ownership of the mistakes you make and try to understand them and move on. Imperfections make for far more interesting executives who inspire their staff. As an executive, if you can admit your mistakes, correct them, and move on, the people you lead will be empowered to take risks, make mistakes, admit them, change, and grow.