Helpful tips to better yourself. Not just for leaders, either. But helpful for being a functional human!
Much has been written and talked about on the importance of leading others. But what about leading ourselves? Our ability to self-lead has clear links to our ability to lead others and ultimately achieve success in whatever endeavor we undertake – whether at the gym, on the court or field, at work, home, play or study.
As the age-old saying goes, sometimes we are our “own worst enemy.” This is because we forget to take care of ourselves in the daily grind to lead our teams and our organizations.
It seems obvious to say that if we don’t eat, drink, or breathe, we don’t live. But I introduce this idea to lead us to two more obvious points:
- If we don’t learn, we can’t grow.
- If we don’t grow, we can’t grow others.
It was Marshall Goldsmith, popular leadership coach and author of What Got you Here Won’t Get You There, who said:
To help others develop, start…
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