I don’t have the answers

by | Nov 13, 2018

‘It is the hard days that define us.’

Those mornings when you wake up, and as your conscious mind stirs, your reality hits you. 

I have tried to capture this feeling in this drawing.

You are bereft of ideas, inspiration and personal confidence. Yet, sleepless night and all – you still have to lead.

You have no option.

So, what do you do?

Your first inclination is to ride in on your metaphoric white horse, as the person with all the answers, a stirring speech, a serve of inspiration, and everything will be ok.

I call this the ‘feeling better’ syndrome, but ‘feeling better’ is very different to ‘getting better’.

The ‘getting better’ leader owns up. “I don’t have the answers”, they say, “but I am confident the answer is in this room”.

Create the space in which others can lead, and watch as things start to ‘get better.’

Cameron Schwab
CEO & Founder

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