How to Get to the Next Level as a Leader:
Your best wisdom got you to this point in your leadership (with your family, your career, and in your personal life). So, assess where you are at right now. Are you happy with YOUR results in those three areas? Because, as Marshall Goldsmith states, what got you here won’t get you there.
So, what is it going to take to get us to the next level of excellence in our personal life, professional life, and our most important relationships?
As leaders, we must submit to feedback, quality feedback from others.
In my life, I have established two “sounding boards” of truth-tellers, my LIFE Team and my TECH Team. My life team includes five guys that I share life experiences with (Mountain Biking), and they KNOW me, all of me. I open my life up to them, and I am fully transparent about all aspects of my life.
My tech team also includes friends; however, I was selective with this group. I submit to my tech team of men and women because they have technical information in areas that I am not an expert in. For instance, my tech team members include a lawyer, a VP of a bank, a regional manager of a national company, a marketing expert, and a few mental health experts.
I meet with my tech team and life team regularly, and I go to them often to bounce ideas off. I need quality feedback on information, and I need it from various sources. After all, the 2nd law of thermodynamics states, “A closed system, over time, will self-destruct.”
When we submit to feedback we become an open system that brings in new information and resources. The new information and resources can then be leveraged to get us to the next level.
Skills to Learn as a Leader
Assemble your Life and Tech Team. Start developing a network of friends that you will submit too and open up to at a vulnerable level. Your Life and Tech team must be a mutual relationship (as in the connection flows both directions, it’s good for you and them).
Submit to a Performance Review. I learned about the 360 Job Performance Review from Marshall Goldsmith. It is my go-to method of performing a job review for those I serve and work with. It is highly effective in helping leaders reach their goals and serve those they lead. CLICK HERE to learn more about a 360 Review.
Retain an Expert. I don’t want to sound like an infomercial, but data support a life coach’s return on investment (ROI).
Goldsmith, Marshall (2007). What got you here won’t get you there; how successful people become even more successful! Hyperion Book.
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21 Blog Post in 21 Days
Day 4, December 9, 2021