A leader understands and accepts that everyone has their own opinions. As a leader you know that it is wrong to expect that everyone will always agree with all of your decisions. As a leader you will also know, however, that even though some may not always agree with a decision they will still follow you because they know that you will take them where they want to go. After all, if your team stop believing in you, you will no longer have a team to lead.
Good leaders recognise the need to adapt to changing circumstances and situations so that they continue to create belief, instil confidence and inspire their teams.
Truly great leaders understand the importance of taking responsibility for their decisions.
For example, if you happen to drive a bright pink car and someone says “What an ugly car, the colour is awful!” Do you respond “Yes, my wife chose it” or do you take responsibility and say “Really? My wife chose it. I happen to like the choice. Don’t you like it?”
Are you prepared to take responsibility for your actions?