The way we grow as leaders is to set new goals to develop authentic leadership skills. Doing new things that take us out of our comfort zone and teach us something new about who we want to become.
The nice thing about setting learning goals is we can let go of the need to be perfect from the start. They allow us to explore and discover new things about ourselves.
It’s often the small things that make the most difference: openness to new ideas, the way you communicate, or interact with others. Each time you set new goals for yourself is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Sharing our personal stories about where we are or how we have become successful, develops authentic leadership skills. It connects shared experiences on an emotional level that is powerful for building trust relationships.
– Have your stories become outdated?
– How do they reflect who you are and the learning goals you have for yourself and the organization?
The stories we share as leaders need to reflect who we are and who we want to become. To be an effective, authentic leader, our learning goals need to resonate with our personal values and the values of our audience we are trying to inspire and motivate.
Einstein’s definition for insanity is: “continuing to do the same thing while expecting different results”.
My definition of cultural insanity is: “maintaining the same leadership style, communication and decision making while expecting higher levels of employee engagement and productivity”.
We would love to hear your thoughts on learning goals to develop your leadership skills.
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With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.