Personal growth should be the leader’s highest priority. I’ve described it before like the admonition when flying: In the event of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask on first. Recently, after talking about how important it is for leaders to grow, someone asked, “What are YOU doing to grow?”
As I wrote this title, I wondered, “Is this true? Is there really a single “key” to greater impact? Should I choose a different language?” Here’s what I know: I’ve been looking for ways to better steward my leadership for almost four decades.
As some of you know, my new book, Smart Leadership: Four Simple Choices to Scale Your Impact, is a #1 New Release on Amazon! I am so grateful to everyone for your support. The first chapter of the book is called Swimming in Quicksand. In it, we attempt to describe the reality many of us are facing on a daily basis -- confronted with increasing busyness, distractions, complexity, and more, we must still find a way to lead well.
Great questions can take you places you’ve never been before. This is true whether you are asking or being asked. Recently, someone was attempting to understand my point of view on leadership. They asked: What are the things a leader should never do?
No matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the night shift manager at a fast food restaurant or an entry level team member, you have the opportunity to pursue High Performance.