Like many before me, I began to develop my philosophy long before I was approached as a leader. As a young employee working in the retail industry, I learned that if I was to become a leader had a dual role, care for my team and care for my clientele. In order to be successful, I had to take care of both. My supervisors would find the delicate balance between the two and continuously be adjusting to find that perfect balance between them both. I realized that as managers, like our employees, that we can make mistakes, and by doing so, learn to be better than we were before. A good manager will not only recognize a mistake, but acknowledge it, take responsibility for it and learn from it. Dennis Bakke suggested in his book “Joy at Work” that leaders are also humble from their core. Such humility underlies our desires as leaders and managers to make others do better. By sharing our experiences, we allow our team members to learn from our mistakes and in essence, become better as a result. Managers are also servants, as compared to the Gospel of Matthew, in chapter 23, verse 11, which states, “The greatest among you shall be your servant.” That verse implies to me tha...
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