Are you longing to be a more effective leader?
Great leaders do this one thing REALLY well...
They lean on the wisdom of a mentor.
They lean on the accountability of a partner. (Gym, AA, spouse, etc...)
They lean on the value of anticipating the needs of their team. (SERVE)
They lean on praising progress regularly, so they can leverage small wins into huge gains.
They lean on seeing risk through their vision as a foundational asset, not a liability.
Leaning is a posture of seeking.
As you think about what you are longing for as a leader, start your week by leaning.
Because leaners learn.
That's a leader others want to follow.
To be grounded, is to stay connected.
To a source, not a whim.
To a vision, not a version.
If we are ever going to be able to start saying "no" to the things that we need to, it'll start by committing to a well articulated vision.
Here is what I mean...
Have a filter.
Making decisions without one is emotionally, financially, and culturally dangerous.
It's hoping to get lucky.
When you know WHO you are, you will know WHAT to do.
You'll base decisions on who you are and why you exist.
You'll build relationships with people who are willing to sacrifice their personal preference, so that something bigger than themselves can be created.
So how do you know if you are making solid decisions?
If you are alone, you are much more likely to make a call you'll regret later.
If you have a team of people to walk with you, you've got what we all need.
You'll stop running in 101 directions when you have a relational connection.
You'll replace chaos with focus.
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.
Brett W. Gould