Leaders have to push themselves before they can fully help others reach their potential.
Am I improving? It’s a question that I hope I never stop asking myself. In the age of focusing on our strengths, many times we tend to simply excuse away what we are not good at as a weakness to ignore and not worry about. If we are not careful, I think we can focus on helping other people improve and forget that we have to continue to push ourselves. A leader can never settle. Leaders have to push themselves before they can fully help others reach their potential.
This week, I have been processing what I need to improve on in the coming months. Here is how I am trying to improve as a leader in this season.
- Show up early—My tendency is to show up to meetings right on time, and I tend to show up with my mind spinning. In this season, I am trying to make time to show up early and clear my mind before meetings.
- Slow down multitasking—I try to juggle too many projects at one time. In this season, I am trying to focus so I can give every task the attention needed and then move forward.
- Prep early—With messages and meetings, when I prep early, I have time to process before the presentation. More time to think leads to better connection with whatever audience I am trying to connect with.
- Proactively connect—I am trying to look around and see who around me I need to connect with. When I proactively connect with other people in my community, I control my calendar and I push myself to listen more to people around me.
That’s my list! What are you striving to improve in this season of your leadership life?