Leadership Lesson: Why Leadership is Hard
Leadership is hard because your job as the leader is to help people, not to make them happy.
Let me explain..
Think about parenting, aka leading your child.
Your child wants candy.
Your child wants to stay up late.
Your child does not want to wear clothes or bathe.
Your child wants total chaos whenever they want it.
Am I right?
But by letting them do want they want..
Yes, that will make them happy in the moment.
But I believe you would agree..
That’s not being a good parent or leading them well.
So here’s the tough reality.
Leading is about helping people.
And when you help people, many times they don’t like..
At least, it was at first.
It’s only as the process unfolds where this becomes apparent.
This is why leadership is hard.
It’s your job as a leader to HELP PEOPLE, not to make them happy.