At The Leadership Mission, we will be posting regular challenges designed to grow you as a leader. In order for it to work, you must take the challenge seriously and we highly recommend the following strategies to help ensure long term growth. It’s okay if you don’t have all of these right away, the point is to get started somewhere and you can add the missing pieces as you go.
Keep a regular log of your daily efforts whether they are mental, physical or emotional. You get where you‘re going faster when you know where you’ve been and how far you’ve come.
Find an accountability confidant. Being accountable is important, being accountable to someone you can also be completely transparent and open with is critical to success. It can be a spouse, sibling, parent, mentor, friend, or anyone you trust. It doesn’t matter as long as you have someone to keep you going.
Share with other leaders who will support you. You share with these folks at a much higher level and not all of the details but sharing is important. It is another level of accountability but also encouragement. Check out our leadership community as a great place to get started!
One of our favorite leadership quotes is from Tom Peters.
True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders - Tom Peters
This quote really sums up the heart of what we are all about here at The Leadership Mission. It isn't about amassing followers, being famous for one liners or getting quoted in a magazine. One of the core functions of leadership is creating a desire to lead in others.
A great leader inspires others to lead, to take up the mantle and be responsible for their actions and outcomes. Leaders must be able to identify the potential to lead in others (we would argue everyone has that potential) and find a way to unlock it.
In this challenge, we encourage you to find ways to share your leadership wisdom with others. It doesn't have to be a big formal process, the point is to start sharing your knowledge and wisdom with others so that they can grow.
You will find that sharing your leadership wisdom can be very rewarding and just as impactful for you as those you are sharing with!
If you are looking for a place to get started, we'd love to hear from you in our leadership community! We are trying to build a community of leaders that can encourage one another to grow as leaders!
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