Leadership Minute: Searching for Answers


If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away. – Jeff Bezos

An important lesson for leaders to learn is that it is okay to not have all the answers. I know it sounds counterintuitive from a leadership standpoint but you don’t always have to be the answer person. Sometimes the journey is going in a direction that is filled with uncertainty and unpredictable outcomes. While it’s smart to have a plan that gives you direction and purpose there is something to be said for new discoveries along the way. Embrace what is possible, be flexible enough to learn something new, and always be curious. Leadership is an exciting journey filled with many unexpected possibilities.


About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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