Much of what is learned in leadership comes from personal mistakes, as well as lessons learned from the mistakes of other leaders.
This is true in my own story.
I was hurt by leadership early in my missions career. There were issues of control, manipulation, and a very works oriented mentality. The smallest mistake was treated as massive, leading to feeling as if you disappointed the leaders. Perfectionism was modeled, grace was not.
During these years I had to contend with tribalism, accusation, character attacks, and many other wretched things people do to each other. At one point, I was even advised to engage in illegal activities by a senior leader in the organization!
I would like to share several tips which have helped me journey out of the pain. These tips will help you regain health and succeed as a leader.