- Provide opportunities for failure. The reflection and self-learning from failure makes us better leaders.
- Accept average performance as long as their is scope to learn and grow
- Throw wood on the fire. Ignite their passion
- Be a safety net. Allow young leaders the chance to recover, renew and refocus.
And just like in a football team. You know these leaders will make mistakes, but they will be made at full pace, for the right reasons and the person will reflect and grow on these mistakes. I tell my team, you can do just about anything , as long as you are prepared to change again if need. The other exciting thing is that mistakes are recognised early, and rectified just as quick….and the exciting part for me, sometimes without my knowing. We are not talking about absolute mavericks here, we are talking about leaders that understand the strategy and want to achieve the best possible result, in line with strong leadership behaviours.