Leadership is not about being engaged, it’s about the willingness to take risks. A sales VP said this to me recently and it got me thinking about how leadership is so often focused on the people and the misses the need for personal development. This comment makes me think about the need for leaders to continue to grow personally and professionally.
Leaders, like all workers, are too often boxed into ‘just get it done – now!’ mode and rarely take time to reach beyond the status quo. Check out this article on how to apply.
In my conversation with this sales VP, we talked about blocking out time for experimenting within your own corporate ecosystem. Gathering new ideas and putting them to the test is critical to growing the person and the organization.