“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
– John C. Maxwell
Even great leaders have room for improvement and understanding this may be the key to unlock your fullest potential as a leader for your company. Find people to provide you with many avenues to discover and tackle areas of improvement; it is important not to box yourself in and be open to advice from all kinds of people and places. Challenging yourself is necessary in achieving growth as a leader.
A great leader practices effective communication, makes solid decisions, and is a strong role model. Recognize within your company and within yourself if you display some or all of these qualities. And even if you feel you check all the boxes, is there room for improvement? Do you feel you can be even more effective as the primary guiding force for your company?
One great place to start is by listening and learning from other intelligent and successful leaders. In listening to leaders who challenge your way of thinking, you may be inspired or enlightened to a point where you see new opportunities for improvement within your company and yourself. But first, one must find a point of attack and discover how they can achieve this personal development.
Here at Vistage, we understand this concept by organizing and bringing in world class speakers to help optimize your business and spark personal growth. On top of this, we also offer executive coaching from accomplishing business leaders in order to provide more focused guidance. Tying all of this together, Vistage offers a strong community of like-minded business people who will work and experience the improvements necessary for stellar leadership.
It is important to ultimately remember that, as a leader, you are responsible in a way for those you lead. In many lights, your example is one of the driving forces for your company. So, continuing to evaluate and improve your craft of leadership can make a world of difference for yourself and those who follow you.
Kelly D. Scott
The world’s leading business advisory and executive coaching organization