If the basics – those core elements that make you feel confident and competent – aren’t covered you are starting your leadership journey on shaky ground.
My children and I like to do fun, small gestures to make simple things more exciting. We bought a simple “Welcome Home” sign at the Party Shop to hang for my husband returning from a business trip. We quickly hung it up.
The next morning we carefully read the sign which said “Welcome Hoe” hanging in the kitchen. Not exactly the message we wanted to share. The sign was beautifully colored and hung perfectly, but it was missing a basic.
No matter how much we dress up the sign, it will still proclaim the wrong message.
If you’re missing one of the basics – the core elements – that make you feel stable and secure those aspirations are not firmly grounded.
Invest the time to make certain your basics are covered and secure.