Leadership is learned over time. Leaders are always learners.
“Becoming a leader is a lot like investing successfully in the stock market. If your hope is to make a fortune in a day, you’re not going to be successful. There are no successful “day traders” in leadership development. What matters most is what you do day by day over the long haul.”
A. – “What is your plan for personal growth?” and “What are you doing to promote your professional growth?”
Do your plans encourage development and continued growth from the previous day’s progress?
B. …if you want lasting improvement, if you want power, then rely on a process.”
Discuss with your team what you can do day to day to create a new process of reaching your goal of becoming an effective leader.
Take a personal inventory and write down some steps discussed that will allow you to begin your process of personal growth.
The Phases of Leadership Growth
Phase 1 – I DON’T KNOW WHAT I DON’T KNOW: Name 4 people you can influence each day as a leader.
Phase 2 – I KNOW THAT I NEED TO KNOW: Are you “in charge” of a group or are you a “leader”? Do you recognize that you may lack skills required to become an effective leader?
Phase 3 – I KNOW WHAT I DON’T KNOW: What can you realistically do on a continual basis to bring you closer to becoming a successful leader? List and discuss what you KNOW you can do to start your process. Incorporate this into your calendars.
Phase 4 – I KNOW AND GROW, AND IT STARTS TO SHOW: Ask yourself – “How hungry am I to learn and glean and grow?” Discuss the steps a team leader can start developing in the workplace today with fellow workers, employees, managers, etc. How can they be supported? What tools will you offer?
Phase 5 – I SIMPLY GO BECAUSE OF WHAT I KNOW: Once you have studied and created a day–to-day process, your instincts will guide you on your journey – this is “The Law of Process”.
*What are you doing right now to build yourself into a great Leader?
*What book are you reading right now?
*What seminars are you enrolling in?
*What sacrifices are you making to reach your goal?