But I also come across individuals and companies that have no process for growth, no inbuilt system that allows them to naturally grow. When I was in the Army, we would conduct mandatory training in a wide range of areas, sexual harassment, diversity, social awareness training, all types of training. This training was attended by everyone from the top down. This ensured that everyone in the organization was receiving current and up to date information that would allow the organization to run more efficiently.
In your leadership do you have a natural process for growth. Maybe it is reading a leadership book once a month, or attending leadership seminars. Maybe you are a part of some social media leadership groups. As a leader, growth it is not an option, you must be intentional about proper growth.
I see far too many people in positions of leadership, but they are not growing. See, what got you that promotion is not enough to keep you relevant. Just like we have to update our operating systems on our computers, the same is true for our leadership. A lot of leaders are stuck doing things in an outdated way, because they don't have a natural process for growth.
Let me share with you a few things that will ensure you continue to grow.
1. Always remember it can be done better, then it is being done now
2. Have a system in place for natural growth (attending a yearly leadership conference)
3. Stay around fresh and innovative people
4. Ask others for an HONEST assessment of your leadership
5. Don't be a KNOW it all
Evaluate yourself against this list and see if you are in position for natural growth.
THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER!!!