In her new book “Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong,” Kristen Hadeed shares her personal journey of leading a successful business while making mistakes along the way.
Hadeed, the CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company that employs college students, takes readers through her experiences as a young leader, and the lessons she learned while making mistakes. She believes that giving oneself permission to screw up is essential to growth and leadership, and that by embracing failure, individuals and organizations can learn and improve.
One of the main themes of the book is the importance of vulnerability in leadership. Hadeed shares her own struggles as a leader, including her insecurities and the mistakes she made, and how she learned to be vulnerable with her team in order to build trust and create a more positive work culture.
The author also talks about the importance of creating a culture of accountability, where team members are encouraged to take ownership of their mistakes and learn from them. She explains how by creating a culture of accountability, she was able to turn her company around and create a more successful business.
The book also touches on the importance of communication and how it can impact the success of a business. Hadeed shares how she learned to communicate effectively with her team, and how open and transparent communication can lead to a more cohesive and productive team.
Overall, “Permission to Screw Up” is an inspiring and practical guide for anyone in leadership. Hadeed’s personal and relatable story, paired with the valuable lessons she learned, makes for a compelling read. The book is a reminder that it’s okay to make mistakes and that by embracing failure and learning from it, individuals and organizations can achieve great success.