Inspect what you expect.

Posted on September 26, 2015

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Inspection, done well, communicates care, that you’re invested, and value, that the work is important. Inspection can also allow someone to “brag” and “show off” their work, instilling a sense of accomplishment or pride — a positive sense dignity and worth.

Inspection also provides accountability, and can spurn inspiration when lulls of motivation sets in.

A leader who understand the proper forms of inspection will also approach inspection as a detective, someone who investigates strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, breakdowns in communication, and blind spots. This heightens the leader’s ability to listen, and understand reality, the first step of a leader.

In other words, leadership demands that we pay attention.

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