October 24, 2013
I hope you had an awesome time at the EIL1 kick-off event. And by ‘awesome time’ I mean that you had some fun, learned a few things, and have direction on your leadership development. It was great seeing everyone jump in and embrace the challenges, topics, information and feedback. Keep up the great work!
This year we are trying something new (pursuing a better way) by joining the blog world. The purpose of The Leading Edge blog is to keep various topics in front of you, your mentor and other leaders; share general leadership ideas/principles; and encourage you to just go for it (try new leadership ideas). Some posts will be directly related to EIL topics and some will be different or new. I hope that what you find here will enable you to grow as a leader and help your teams be more successful. So, here we go!!
Remember what Dr. Henry Cloud said in his book Boundaries for Leaders about being ridiculously in charge. Then think of Thomas Jefferson’s quote: “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
My challenge to you (if you choose to accept it) is to find one new thing you have done since the kick-off. Have that one thing in mind? Now share it with your mentor.
Whether that new thing you tried gave you the results you were hoping for or not, taking that first step of your leadership journey (at least the past week or so) is a success. Trying and learning things = the beginning of success.
Thanks for Leading the Interstates Way!