Leadership is a process. Success in leadership is very much coined through self-discipline, perseverance and commitment. Successful leaders are learners, lifelong learners. They daily work on their success, with daily routine.
And leaders who learn effective are able to assess situations realistic – they see what makes sense and what does not. Good leadership means getting an awareness about facts that hinder any progress and growth of the company. Seeing facts realistically, learning from that and drawing the necessary consequences is important for a good leader. Too much optimism and confidence are fatal for a company. Illusions may deceive and can make us believe that things work well.
Now you will say:
Confronting us with an unfavorable reality and confessing facts needs indeed courage and humility.
Yes, but minimizing obstacles or sweeping facts under the table do not solve problems. Not admitting obstacles makes us blind. Blind for reality and for acting appropriately.
Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common
to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility.
~ John McCain
We have to learn:
LEADERS FACE THE TRUTH … THEY ACCEPT THE TRUTH !
LEADERS APPLY THE LAW OF COGNIZANCE !
THEY REALIZE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AND ACCEPT THE NECESSARY CONSEQUENCES !