How to Ensure You Don’t Become a Bad Leader

As he looked into the mirror, he hated what he saw.  It wasn’t the gray hair coming from his beard or the receding hairline beginning to show, it was who he had become.  The words he used with his team replayed in mind. He wondered, “How can I be saying the words I vowed never to use? How can I be repeating his patterns?” His resentment towards his old boss grew stronger.  

He splashed some water on his face hoping the memory would go away. He looked back into the mirror and the memory raced back. He heard his own voice shouting, “It’s all your fault. You’re just not good enough for this job.”  He cringed again just thinking he actually said those words to his team.

He was supposed to be better. He should have learned from all the mistakes of that terrible boss. He had failed.

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