Sometimes those of us in leadership roles shoot ourselves in the foot. We can become our own worst enemies.
Here are some of the common acts of FootShooting we commit:
- We perservate on process, at the expense of focusing on outcomes.
- We slip into treating team members as enemies.
- We decide to talk more than we listen.
- We build walls instead of bridges.
- We think we can stop learning.
Most often, we slip into those FootShooting activities in times of crisis, stress, or duress.
Organizations seem to function better when the leaders don't have feet with gunshot wounds.