"You take this job too personal." As an inexperienced CEO at the time, I was offended by this comment from a resident. Over the years, however, I've started to embrace it.
Story telling centers us, grounds us and reminds us why we do the work we do.
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The little things really do make a difference and today's blog is proof. In the spirit of the "busyness" of the day, I thought I'd share little leadership bits that make a huge difference.
We need to recognize that leadership in our world must expand beyond formal titles. We work in a field where leadership is necessary 24 hours a day, not just the hours the offices are open.
During the course of a day, each of us have the opportunity to let leadership moments slip by. Good news: We also have the opportunity to take advantage of leadership moments.
Leadership development goals certainly aren't simple. If they were, we would have many more enlightened leaders out there. The good news is there is always time to start.
When you have team members committed to growing and learning more as leaders ... leadership conversations have to happen. Here are some resources and ideas about them.
Consider this time of the year as a time to make your expectations clear. Make your expectations clear for your teams but also include leadership expectations for yourself. Leadership expectations are different.
The best lessons in life are often learned through the stories we share. The most meaningful moments, good or bad, are captured and remembered by the tales we tell.
As a leader, you should do the right thing, and if you don't know the right thing to do, do what you feel is most right. Stop overthinking it.