I am very fortunate. I live in a free society. I am reasonably healthy (*knocking on wood*). I work for a mission-driven organization that provides inpatient and outpatient services to critically ill children. My CEO "gets it" relative to HR and is very supportive. I am also in a leadership role that requires me to make decisions constantly. Some of those decisions are very difficult ones.
So does that make me some sort of genius? Am I now the repository of knowledge that others should seek out because obviously I must be special? How else could I have landed this job in the first place? Right?
I have been given the privilege to lead. It is not a right, it is not an entitlement, and it certainly does not mean I have nothing left to learn. In fact, as my career has moved along, it is more clear to me than ever before that I must constantly push myself to try new things, to jump (not step) out of my comfort zone, and go for it.
I do have a tremendous amount of responsibility and authority. But no, I am not a King. I am here to serve those that work hard every single day. I'm here to help create the best environment possible for them to do their amazing work.
Sometimes I lose sight of that...and for that I apologize.
How about you? Is it coronation day; or, are you ready to set a real example for those around you?
I'd love to hear from you.
pic courtesy of Mountain State