When a leader you respect is about ready to lay it on you, but instead counts to 10, you know you just had a “coaching moment”.
The other day I passed up the “where is the list of expenses that are approvable, then those that are not”? And well the answer was “there will never be a list”.
What does that mean, you ask?
It means us, as leaders, need to decide based on what is written, and what is implied, how to live by what is written. Interpret as we need to to ensure we get the job done, meet our goals, and ensure those that work with us are motivated to stick with us, and meet their goals.
PS – Underlying lesson to those of us being leaders – don’t get mad in front of your colleague or team who just frustrated you. Count to 10. Calm down. Coach on how to improve/do things the way you want them to be done. Then get even. 🙂