Sometimes you gotta step out of the stack, step aside, and step up to lead.
That really is the hardest part – we want to go after the bad guy because we know we’re better trained for it, and have a higher chance of success than many others that have already gone in; But to be a leader we sometimes have to speak up, take charge, and risk the reputation that all those other things have built.
Isn’t that what we should be prepared for? At least the instructors and supervisors among us. Not just to be the one that gets to stand in front of the group talking, and not to simply critique others for their failures and lapses, but to do what we expect others to do when it really counts.
If we teach this kinda stuff, it’s even more important that we practice what we preach. To “do” rather than “be.”