Why is that?
Why is it that there’s not a single leader who wouldn’t immediately acknowledge the truth in that statement? They wouldn’t question it. They wouldn’t disagree with it.
They wouldn’t even have to think about it.
The “I wish I didn’t have” phrase could result from a number of things. While it could be disappointment in the lack of leadership, that doesn’t usually trigger the “I wish I didn’t have” lament as much as the lack of accountability and responsibility that undermines what leaders are trying to accomplish.
You may think that the leader just wants them to “step up” … take a more active role in getting things done. That could be true, but isn’t that the kissing cousin of a failure of accountability … of NOT “stepping up” to be more responsible and accountable to achieve the assigned goals?
This is is what I want you to consider
Who do you wish you didn’t have?
Most importantly … what are you doing about it?