Recently, I attended an event where a retired General from the Australian Defence Force spoke.
After his stories of leadership under pressure in a strife-torn African nation, I was asked what my take-aways were.
Fundamentally it was this:
- Whatever I do each day, the lives of 20,000 people aren’t at risk (as they were in one of his recent situations). So, really, harden up and get on with in.
- And, that doing the right thing requires leadership; it means taking a risk and apologising later (if you can be bothered because, ultimately, you did the right thing)
Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe