Leaders grow; they are not made.
Stay on your learning curve. And let your people see you learning. Don’t show them a “know-it-all” attitude all the time. Let them know that you are a work in progress. That will make it easier for them to approach you with good ideas.
Most managers are so insecure in their role that they continuously try to look like they know it all. They never go to seminars. They scorn the latest book on management theory. But this attitude is actually demoralizing to their followers. We all can learn something new about our profession every day. Little by little, we can add to our knowledge base, and that increases our professional strength and capacity to help others.
Happiness is growth. ...