Leadership development is not an event — its a process
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This week’s post is a busy one, so grab a coffee, relax and reflect on the following free leadership articles/blogs.
Nothing new in this article, but Chris Myers nails it with the three key principles that helped him to become a better leader.
- Be humble
- Be self-aware
- Be empathetic
“I believe that successful leaders are the ones who can focus their attention inwards, finding a sense of calm and peace that draws others to them.” — Chris Myers
This list is so true — only 6 mistakes were listed in the article:
- They promote people who have technical competency and they assume they have leadership skills
- We let senior leaders get away with not committing to their own development.
- There are no assessments or testing of leadership skills and abilities.
- Not willing to commit the time for leadership development.
- Thinking that leadership development is an event and not a process.
- The managers are not committed to their direct report’s development.
I’m not going to highlight anything from this article — please read the whole article, as it contains some valuable insight.
Other than leadership, I read a lot about productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. I will sometimes go off-piste and post articles/blogs that relate to these topics, as they all help us to be better leaders.
The 12 habits listed by Gwen Moran are:
- They focus on what matters
- They know the difference between “important” and “urgent”
- They plan their days
- They know where to find what they need when they need it
- They have set routines
- They salvage wasted time
- They only attend meeting with purpose
- They do the things the don’t want to do
- They aren’t perfectionists
- They leave gaps in their schedule
- They multitask wisely
- They quit strategically
“Perseverance. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” — Babe Ruth
Persevere in your leadership development. Remember: leadership develop is not an event, its a process.