Tuesday November 22, 2016 #846
“To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result: No one gets much better.”
In a time of exponential change, the one thing we struggle with is developing leaders capable of managing and leading in an ambiguous environment with an ever-changing context, with new technologies to master. And oh, by the way, the biggest struggle may be with our own capacity to change. As leaders, we must demonstrate our own curiosity through the quality of questions we ask, be transparent with our mistakes and shortcomings, and actively learn new capabilities and sharpen existing ones. By actively demonstrating your own desire and capacity to develop, you will inspire that behavior in those you lead. And so on, and so on. Start a revolution of self-awareness and self-development in your organization.