Early in his career, Jason Hunt believed two myths about leadership. The first: Leaders must have all the answers. And number two: Leaders have to solve all their problems on their own.
“As I’ve worked with new leaders, I have found these myths, these mistakes, these falsehoods, are actually very common,” says Hunt, author, leadership consultant and an MDRT Global Services speaker at the 2021 MDRT Annual Meeting Virtual Event. “So question yourself here. Do you believe these two myths?”
If you’re a believer, take a minute to think more closely, Hunt says. “If leaders are able to solve all the problems and have all of the information, then why do you need employees? Why would you need a team around you? Because we don’t have all the information, and we can’t solve all the problems.”
Fortunately, there are only two simple steps needed to advance past this mentality, Hunt said.Continue Reading