Focus Guides Improvement
By Alan Willett, July 31, 2018
"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:
- What does exceptional leadership mean to you?
- How do you keep your focus on leadership?
- How can you measure your leadership success?
- How do you know you are actually improving your leadership skills?
Do you have personal answers to these questions? Share with me at email@example.com. 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,