Love them or hate them – we have all given them from time to time, that is a 100% certainty. However, in my new found obsession of watching leaders and understanding their journey and why some achieve more than others, this is probably high on the list of reasons why certain leaders just frustrate you.
Excuses…usually legit but not always right. I hope you understand what I mean. The excuse is not wrong in itself but what you are saying is that this ‘thing’ is more important than team, than responsibility, than leading. It is obviously an excuse for not completing what you are responsible for as a leader/team player.
Is that too harsh? Maybe in my desire to learn I have become that way. What do you think?
Its not all bad though – if you have enough wins under your belt as a leader, you can get away with the odd excuse now and then, just don’t make a habit of it.