Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Change Their Minds

by | Oct 22, 2020 | Leadership, Video

People who are “right” often change their minds. There was an article on CNBC awhile back that featured Jeff Bezos and his theory about making decisions. The article mentions that influential leaders are perceived as the ones who are always right, take a stance and stay grounded no matter what. According to Bezos, the strongest leaders aren’t afraid to change their minds.  

The article mentions the smartest leaders are always revisiting their understanding of problems by reconsidering a problem they have already solved to find new ideas or opinions. If you receive more information after making a large decision, it’s okay to change your perspective – nothing is defined forever.  

I’ve seen this a few times since the beginning of March. If you assumed something about the illness months ago, you’re still going to be held to it after. The key is to remember that you’re allowed to change your mind, based on new information, and it’s perfectly normal. If someone on your team has a question about the decision you made, always explain how you decided and why. I hope this works for you!

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I am the President & CEO of Service Express, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Service Express has averaged double digit growth every year since 2001.

We attribute our success to a unique corporate culture that we call The Service Express Way. I am a member of the Young President Organization and sit on the Board of the Spectrum Health Foundation.