Good leaders are good learners

What is the one thing you want to change in order to improve your organisation in 2020?

Have I ever received the following answer? - I want to change me to improve my organisation. – NO, I am afraid I have not. Leaders usually give answers like we need to change the product, the processes, the way we work, our pricing strategy or the teams, or very often the people. But they have never ever said I want to change ‘ME’ in order to improve my organisation.

That’s sad, because the leaders who did the greatest harm to any organisation, the ones who thought they arrived when they’ve got into the position. They stopped growing, innovating and improving.

Leadership is merely an invitation to grow. This is the key to success in any leadership position. When you grow you are continuously increasing and expanding your impact and influence.

I wonder how many of you have already started writing down your own developmental goals for the New Year.

Executives are so incredibly busy that they hardly find time for themselves so before you start embarking on 2020, think about…….

  • What do you need to weed out from 2019 in order to create space for something new and for your own development going forward?

The very reason you need to weed out, tidy up and create space is because when you carry on lot of stuff and pile any new things upon what you already have, you might end up having too many things that starts draining your energy and derailing your focus. Sooner or later you will let things go, but what you are going to drop from you list are unfortunately the new stuff since they are not yet ingrained into your daily routine.

Then you will have space and time for your own development and to answer these questions:

  • How can you get the most out of your leadership in 2020?
  • What do you need to/have to/want to change about yourself, your leadership in order to improve your organisation?
  • Who can help you?

The wisest decision any leaders can make is to find a mentor, a coach or a learning partner to help them to get the most out of the time spent own their own development in order to improve their organisation.


Source: The 5 level of leadership by John C. Maxwell

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