Every Leader is a “Work in Progress” (Yes, Even You)
March 9, 2016 3 Comments
By Linda Fisher Thornton
When we reach a certain level of accomplishment as leaders, it is easy to think we can slide into neutral. Here are 14 compelling reasons why we can never afford to cut back on investing in our own leadership development and competence:
W atching trends that impact our work and the success of those we lead
O pening up to new feedback from followers and colleagues (and doing something about it!)
R esponding to requests for new services, processes and communication channels
K eeping up with changing times and technologies
I nforming others of key information and engaging our networks in conversations about it
N ever thinking we have “arrived” (leadership is a relational journey and the world is changing fast)
P reparing for future challenges that we have identified through trend scanning
R especting all other people including people who are not like us (it’s a constant learning experience)
O ffering to take on new assignments and responsibilities
G rowing into our new roles and responsibilities (whether we volunteered for them or not)
R eaching for new skills and abilities to become the best leader we can be
E ntertaining new ideas and perspectives on important issues (that don’t match our current beliefs)
S implifying work and how we use our time to be able to keep up with increasing work complexity
S tudying and responding to changing ethical expectations
Since our world and work are changing at the speed of complexity, every leader will always be a “work in progress.”
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