Allow for Places to Fail

Insecure micromanagers leave no room for failure. This is often why they leave no room for innovation outside of their own comfortable and proven methods. It takes a secure leader to have the foresight which allows a teammate to go down a path that will lead to a learning experience. Not every idea is a good idea. Leaders should not make up their mind that every new idea is a bad one either. Weigh the risks and if the new idea’s risk won’t cost the team too much, it may very well lead to learning that develops an idea to a point where the initial failure was well worth it. Zero risk of failure never empowers anyone to innovate and grow.

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