It’s hard to work with someone who can’t admit that they’re wrong. It’s even more difficult to serve on a team with someone who lies constantly. Can I just say this?
We know you’re lying. We can see through it.
Not only can your co-workers see through the plastic mask that is your untruth. The next generation has the best crap-detectors I have ever seen in my life.
What does this mean for you, leader?
1. Not admitting that you’re wrong = Lack of trust with your team
2. Not being trustworthy takes away your credibility and diminishes your ability to lead. Don’t get me wrong: you may have a title, but you have no actual leadership with real people. You’ve lost that.
3. Why are you a leader in the first place? Because you’ve got skills? Because you want to be in front? John Maxwell put it this way: “There’s only one reason to be a leader, and that’s to help people.”
Character is everything. You don’t have to have character to lead. But you do have to have character to be a leader who’s worth following.