I’ve worked with a lot of bright people through the years. Smart, accomplished professionals who really know their stuff. And yet, they somehow miss the mark. Sure, they do a good job overall, but there’s a missing piece in there that is hard to pin down.
Able to read the room? Sometimes.
Calm under pressure? Usually.
Demonstrating confidence? Uh, sure.
So, what is that elusive element that separates the exceptional leaders from the ranks of so many managers?
Insight. Sometimes I call it being savvy. Either way, it’s a tough thing to teach young leaders, right? And it’s nearly impossible to up-skill mature leaders to build this into their style. Yet each of us could name an insightful and influential leader in our lives.
What is it that made them different? And how can we take those behaviors and internalize them so we can be just as effective?
I’ll only offer the first step today. Humility. Once we move past pride and ego we gift ourselves the opportunity to grow immeasurably. Is there a better gift? Probably not.
Perhaps it’s time to give yourself a gift as we look ahead to being our best in 2023?
Thanks for being here.