Our own personal leadership should always be growing and evolving.
On Tuesday I made the statement that we are not who we are today without who we were yesterday. I promise that’s not my attempt at philosophy.
Do you ever find yourself being content with where you are as a leader? I don’t think I’m alone in this. The struggle is always going to be “is this it, or can I grow some more?”
The answer, by the way, will always be yes, you CAN grow some more. But there’s comfort in what we know.
Don’t settle for comfort. Don’t settle for anything.
So, how can you grow in your leadership? Here are a few tips:
- Learn to ask good questions, and ask them a lot. I love being around people who can ask a question that inspires me. Find someone like that and learn to ask good questions.
- Find people who are doing something different, and learn. This is true of craftsmanship: if you want to learn how to sew, find someone who knows and learn. But it’s also true in leadership. You don’t have to lead like someone else does, but you can definitely learn from what they’re doing well and apply it to your life.
- Find the way you learn, and grow. I’ve blogged about this before, but find out what learning style you are, and get after it! Embrace your unique giftedness, and learn.
If you’re not growing as a leader, take some time to evaluate and ask the question “why”?
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