Alcohol, nicotine, coffee, sugar, and….being right. Yes, being right is something you can be addicted to and unfortunately, a lot of leaders are. You could hold a blue crayon in front of them and they’d swear it’s yellow. You can never introduce a fresh thought or new idea. They are never open to learning from their teams. If it’s not their way, it’s wrong.
You don’t want to be addicted to being right, historically it hasn’t worked out for organizations, and it can wreak havoc on your team. How do you kick the addiction to being right and become a leader who revels in learning?
In this episode, we talk about the addiction to being right, how it poisons your team, and how to cut it out for good.
When the boss is rewarded for always being right, the teams hold onto being right. It’s a cycle that has zero positive impact on the team. - Jen Thornton