A central theme in Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success, is dealing with change through continuous growth and development. As we’ve been revising our workshops — especially our core program, Leading @ the Speed of Change, that theme is resonating even stronger.
We all need to be leaders regardless of our formal title or role:
- There are two kinds of organizations in today’s world: those that are changing and those that are going out of business. There are also two kinds of people: those who are changing and those who are setting themselves up to be victims of change.
- If the rate of external change exceeds our rate of internal growth, we’re eventually going to be changed. Learning and personal growth are at the heart of an organization’s or individual’s ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
- Leadership is a verb, not a noun. Leadership is action, not a position. Leadership is defined by what we do, not the role we’re in. Leadership development is ultimately personal development.
- Today’s tools have changed and our society is organized differently. But the human habits and characteristics that determine our success with today’s tools and society haven’t changed. The human elements guiding our behavior are consistent. Leadership principles are timeless.
- There are no leadership formulas. Leadership is a journey of personal discovery and learning. While we can pick up valuable travel tips from others who’ve been down their own personal pathways, we can only blaze our own pathways to peak performance.
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Every organization is ultimately only as good as its people. Today, more than ever, organizations look to everyone, at all levels, to think and act like leaders. The key is to first create inner self-leadership, which ultimately will determine how people perform in their roles and help move the organization forward.
Grow for it!