Focus Guides Improvement

"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. " — George Bernard Shaw

Being a great leader hinges on the ability to learn and implement new skills to continuously improve as a leader.

It doesn't matter that you have years of experience if you are not learning and improving from that experience.

During my workshops I have heard leaders say, "I don't have 20 years of experience. I have one year of experience repeated 20 times."

This often comes up in one of the early topics I guide participants through - finding personal measures of exceptional leadership.

Here are some of the questions I ask:

  1. What does exceptional leadership mean to you?
  2. How do you keep your focus on leadership?
  3. How can you measure your leadership success?
  4. How do you know you are actually improving your leadership skills?

Do you have personal answers to these questions? Share with me at alan@oxseeker.net. Next week I will relay some examples from my workshops.

The first key to improving your leadership is to actually know if you are!

Yours in the calm pursuit of excellence,
ALAN WILLETT