Yesterday PLUS University wrapped up Chicago. Over the last two days attendees heard from various leaders and experts in the professional liability industry. One of the most well received session focused on leadership and career development in the industry. In this session a panel of veterans from various disciplines within professional liability provided advice and responded to questions about how they were able to navigate their careers and become successful in the industry.
I would like to share with you one great tidbit from that session. During the session an attendee asked a question – what are some of the errors you have seen leaders make?The response of the panelist were simple and insightful –
- Fear of delegating;
- Not being willing to adapt after a decision is made;
- Not focusing on what is essential;
- Paralyzed decision-making because of fear of not having all the data; and
- Not hiring people smarter than you are.
Great advice I thought. I would love for you to hear your comments on mistakes great leaders make (or great traits you have seen in leaders).