The Australian Motivational Speaker and Catholic Author, Matthew Kelly, focus his message on people becoming the best version of themselves. This message should resonate with all of us as leaders.
As leaders, we have strengths, and we have weaknesses. We have great success, and we make mistakes and have failures. To lead by example and to lead our teams effectively, we do not need to be perfect. We just need to be the best version of a leader that we can be.
To be the best version of ourselves, we first need to banish all negative and childish behaviors from our lives.
A quick list of what we should never do includes:
- “I Told You So”
- Criticizing Other People
- Talking Behind People’s Backs
- Being Impatient
- Not Listening
- Being the Smartest Person in the Room
- Taking Too Much Credit
- Passing the Buck and Not Taking Responsibility
- Not Admitting Mistakes
- Being Unethical
- Getting Angry
- Being Ungrateful
- Not Caring
- Not Trying
By avoiding these and other similar bad behaviors, we become closer to being the best version of ourselves. We become better people. And we become better leaders.