As you know, your leadership has nothing to do with your title or position. Your leadership has everything to do with your ability to influence the behavior of another positively.
Your commitment to lifelong learning and being intentional about growing and improving leadership skills will go a long way in your influence.
So now I have some questions for you to take a look at. What is the “One Thing “you should STOP doing that may hinder your leadership? Think about this moment; it could be a mannerism(body language), a habit you must break, and sometimes your tone (my wife reminds me about this). Whatever it may be, stop.
Another question is, what is the “One Thing” you should START doing? If you did this, it would positively impact your ability to lead. Again, it could be a habit that needs to be formed; perhaps it has something to do with your time, how you spend it, and with whom and when. You know precisely what you should STOP and START doing.
Lastly, what is the” One Thing” you should DO MORE of? Is it a more frequent one-to-one with crucial people? Is it more focused on a critical area of the business? Is it more recreation (head clearing? Whatever it may be, I’d like you to do more of it.
You see, what I have learned and know to be true is that our people want to follow a leader willing to grow, learn, and improve.
That alone doesn’t guarantee your people will follow; however, absent your commitment to growth will almost ensure they will follow that lack of behavior: the result of a non-growing organization. Not a good outcome. Stay committed, friend, to growing.