Being in a leadership role is tough. There are many demands on you to consistently deliver results. Once you achieve a specific result, a new and often bigger, challenge comes along.
One thing I know that many leaders struggle to make time for is their own development. As someone who previously worked in big organisations at Director level, I know that it can be so easy to put your own growth to the bottom of the list.
On the other hand, is it really wise to put your development to the bottom of the pile? Perhaps if you can answer “100% yes” to all of the following indicators, it might be that you have nothing more to learn.
So how did you do? To how many of the 7 indicators were you able to say a resounding “yes”? If you are like most, the chances are that it is likely to be a mixed picture.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements Ltd helps professional people become great leaders. Sign up for his free 6 part audio e-course.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.