Leadership is not a job title, it is a set of skills that can be developed and honed. Self-anointed Senior Leadership Teams may not be what they espouse.
I believe that leadership is caring about the people around you and investing some of yourself in their success. Leaders inspire others to be the best they can be; leaders aspire to be the difference that their business and their personal lives need. It is a journey, a journey that will have a lot of winds and junctions (decision points).
Throughout your leadership journey it is really important to stay in the present, there is nothing you can do about what has happened, what really matters is what you do with what has happened – learn from it and move on. Please don’t dwell in the past, it has gone and will never come back.
John F. Kennedy’s Quote. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future” has never been more relevant than now. The significant changes to the way we work and live our lives are of a magnitude and at a pace that many of us will find hard to adapt to and thrive in. Very little we learn through the formal education curricula equip us for future world of work and life – we need to learn how to stay curious, re-embrace a love of learning, have courage and honour in all we do, and develop resilience. Make ourselves a promise to do these and we will thrive, no matter what life throws at us.
If you find this interesting, let’s have a coffee soon…