The number one excuse I hear from leaders is, “I don’t have the time.”
While almost all of them are busy, you make time for what’s important to you. So stop telling me you don’t have the time to elevate other people if you are in a position of leadership.
Your primary job as a leader is to inspire, empower, and serve in order to elevate others. If you can’t find the time in your schedule, make it. And don’t forget the wise words George Washington Carver I learned from Dabo Swinney:
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”George Washington Carver
Elevate the Way You Lead: Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success is published by McGraw-Hill. It was named the #1 Best New Management Books to Read by Book Authority. Learn the stories, principles, and tools to help elevate the way you lead others.
About the Author: John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company that exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work. He is currently booking events and speaking engagements for 2020. John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com. John is also the host of the “Follow My Lead” Podcast, a show that transfers stories and best practices from today’s leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. You follow him on Instagram @johngeades.