Leadership is developed daily
“Leadership is developed daily, not in a day. Champions don’t become champions in the ring – they are merely recognised there. To see how someone develops into a leader or a champion; look at their daily routine” John Maxwell
Leadership applies at all levels. Leadership is not about title, or the number of people in your department or seniority in an organisation. One of my favourite definitions of leadership is from Kevin Kruse who says:
“Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.”
This means that even if for example, someone is a cleaner but by the way they do their work and carry themselves, they can influence and contribute to maximising the efforts of people around them to achieve a goal, then they are a leader. Click here for his full article
Look at your daily routine
Our CEO at Zoona, Mike, taught us during Qquarter 2 planning that ‘Time (not cash) is our scarcest resource’. So we have a few days to go to wind up the month of April. Here are a few questions to reflect on:
- How are you doing on your second quarter plans?
- Are you happy with the progress so far?
- What have you done to grow yourself this month?
- How will you make the next few days of April count?
Look at your daily routine and make sure you are putting your time to the best use. If not, organise better rather than agonise over it. Remember that the first person you lead is you so be your own best example.