My father is a great leader and, at least to me, it seems like he’s a born leader. I grew up watching him lead very smart and successful people. He started his own company and many wonderful and very capable people followed him, and several still follows him today, two and a half decades later. That’s a sign of a great leadership to me, when people are willing to follow you for such a long time, especially in this day and age.
When things goes unexpectedly, it’s easy for leaders to fall back to apologizing and saying “sorry” to ease the situation. We all do it and we do it with the best intentions, to try and make everyone feel better about the current situation, whatever it may be. There’s a better way to handle it and leaders should try and change the approach to a more positive energy.
There are certainly plenty of perks to being a leader. The best perks and top compensations are reserved for leaders. Rewards doesn’t come without costs as with anything in life, nothing is ever free. When enjoying all those perks, leaders have to endure great sacrifices.
Your team members are resigning. Your top senior engineers are showing signs of complacencies and you fear that they too are seeking new opportunities. You don’t know what’s happening and why, but you fear that this is a trend that will continue to deplete your team’s resources and is an infectious to the rest of the team’s moral. What do you do? What can you do?