Think back to a time when you were faced with a significant leadership challenge. It does not matter whether anyone else would consider this a crucial event. What does matter is how you experienced this moment in your life. What comes to mind? Now, consider this question: What important leadership lesson did this experience teach you?
At this moment, if you are considering this question, you are engaging in the most important work a leader can do. You are reflecting on what you are doing and who you are being as a leader. You are harvesting the learning from your own leadership journey. How often do we move from meeting to meeting, challenge to challenge, and task to task without examining our actions and the reactions they evoke? How often do we slow the action enough to ask ourselves if our behaviors are consistent with our values and beliefs…Read The Full Article