Weakness Does Not Equal Failure

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As a leader, how easily do you admit weakness or inadequacy? How often do you ask for help? Are you tempted to shelter your ego and muscle through difficulty on your own?

In a blog post this week, speaker, author and leader Michele Cushatt wrote about a recent experience she had that forced her to confront her own weakness and admit that even though she is a leader, she too has moments of need.

In her post Michele shares this piece of wisdom for every leader:

“Weakness—that occasional moment of neediness—isn’t evidence of failure; it’s proof of LIFE.”

She went on to say, “Asking for help doesn’t disqualify you from leadership. But refusing to might.”

To read Michele’s excellent article in full, please visit her blog by clicking here >>

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