Improving Leadership Effectiveness: Do You Want Comfort, or Results?
Over time, your leadership effectiveness will deteriorate unless you invest in your own leadership capacity. Every day you have new opportunities for improving leadership effectiveness.
But I’m too old for this.
We’ve been doing it this way for a long time.
Why change now?
It doesn’t feel authentic.
Things seem fine the way they are.
Doing the same thing, expecting different results, is easy.
Do you want comfort, or results?
“The biggest threat to future success is past success.” – Henry Ford
Improving leadership effectiveness is hard.
Don’t confuse discomfort with inauthenticity.
If you wait until you are comfortable before you take the leap, you will fail to learn anything new.
If you wait to perfectly understand it before you try it, you will fail to learn anything new.
If you see mistakes as failure, you will fail to learn anything new.
If you wait for others to try it first, you aren’t a leader.
Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes habits.
Coached practice makes better habits.
New habits require reps. Lots of them.
How did you get good at what you do now? The same applies to the next thing?
Despite your misgivings, are you willing to put in the work to be more effective?
Today is the day for improving leadership effectiveness. The world desperately needs it.
It’s OK to make the decision, take the risk, learn from mistakes, and reject the myths about why you shouldn’t or can’t.