Leaders are allowed to make mistakes
The more I work with people who are truly dedicated to becoming great, impactful, and influential leaders, the more I am starting to notice a pattern of expecting perfection from themselves and others. Unfortunately, this need to be perfect isn't driving anyone to reach their highest heights. Instead it is actually leading to major efforts to shrink back more and more for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. Mistakes are a part of the process. It's up to leaders to be willing to be vulnerable so they can cultivate a space that makes their staff feel safe to be creative. You can do this! You won't be perfect... you'll be so much more!