As a leader at home and work, you make decisions for yourself and others everyday. It is easy to celebrate when your team is successful. But what do you do when you hit a road block or challenge in your road to success?
First thing, make sure the whole team understands the plan. As long as the plan is clear, any issues that pop up along the way can be dealt with as a team. Make sure it is detailed with goals and a timeline. This will make it easier to follow.
Next, analyze the issues in detail that appear along the way. Why are they there? Is there an issue with your plan or process? It is okay to redirect the team if there is a problem with the original plan. Rewrite that plan if necessary.
Last, own that plan. If there was a flaw in the original plan, admit it and move on. Your team will appreciate your honesty. By owning that mistake you become a real leader and the whole team will learn from the process.
Make sure you celebrate those successes no matter how small. You will be on your way to a successful project and future.
It takes courage to be a leader. No obstacle is too small or too large that leadership skills do not influence the outcome. Sometimes our attitude affects that outcome. You must believe in yourself for others to believe in you. Believe in yourself. You've got this.
Remember to stay positive no matter what the situation is. Everyone will soon follow your lead and the whole team will be positive.