If you’re like a lot of leaders who care about making a difference, you tend to keep growing and learning. Sometimes that impulse comes from within; sometimes it comes from the world around you. It can sound something like this:
- “We’re facing hardships and obstacles we’ve never faced before; I need to be up to the challenge.”
- “I was acing my old role, but I’ve got to step it up here.”
- “I keep getting the same feedback about my leadership style. It’s time to do something about it.”
- “I’m devoted to my work and to my family. But I’m so overcommitted that I feel like I’m not bringing my best anywhere.”
- “What I’m doing as a leader is working, but I don’t know WHY it’s working. I’d like to know what I’m doing right and what I could do better.”
It’s no small thing to step up to leadership challenges like these, because it requires you not only to know more stuff, but to expand who you are. When we’re working together, my goal is always for you to walk away with a larger perspective, a greater range of options, and the muscle memory to respond, consistently and over time, in the ways you envision.