3 Ways To Take A Risk For Someone

When did taking a risk on someone become an act of leadership? It’s not. Let’s say the risk goes in your favor, who gets the credit? That’s right, you do. Let’s say the the risk doesn’t go so well. Who gets the blame? Correct again, they do. 

@@When it comes to risk and people, here is what Leaders do: Leaders take risks for people, not on people. @@  

Here’s how:

1. Set Up For Success

When you take a risk on someone you give them a task and wish them luck. When you take a risk for someone you develop a plan for success and acknowledge them as the leader. 

2. Teach Through Failure

When you take a risk on someone you give up on them at first sign of failure. When yo take a risk for someone you turn trip-ups into teaching moments. 

3. Give Credit & Accept Blame

When you take a risk on someone their success is yours and their failure is theirs. When you take a risk for someone their success is theirs and their failure is yours.

Who do you need to take a risk for and not on?