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It’s Okay for Leaders to be Wrong

Source | Linkedin | Mike Kaeding | President at Norhart

There are two alleged rules to follow when working under a boss.

“No. 1 the boss is always right.”

“No. 2 if the boss is wrong, resort back to the first rule.”

These are “supposed rules” that some follow because they either don’t want to create confrontation or their boss is unwilling to accept other’s skills and/or ideas.

These organizations don’t practice inclusion among team members.

The fact is, a manager isn’t always right.

Someone who thinks that they are always right, whether they justify it based on their position, title, salary, or role are wrong.

Always wanting to be right is dangerous.

What’s commonly known as, ‘Confirmation Bias’ or ‘Error Blindness’ can turn people against each other.

It can stifle conversations and ideas.

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