What we find most fascinating about leadership development is that most people feel it is something reserved for the “special few” which doesn’t include them. Well we’re here to remind YOU how untrue that statement is. Everyone has the ability to lead in his or her work and life. We all have the choice to continue to improve and become even better leaders as each day passes.
Malcolm Gladwell writes about the 10,000 Hour Rule to achieve mastery. Let’s approach this from a ‘career’ perspective, what does that mean?
- dedicated 8 hours per day
- 240 work days per year to deliberate practice of your craft
- translates into 5.2 years of absolute dedicated focus to your career craft to obtain mastery
Now, let’s have a look at this from a leadership perspective. If we want to lead within our own lives, then we need to dedicate time to doing so, time to master the craft of leadership. If you think about top athletes, they spend hours and hours training and practicing their craft to become the best they can be, and often more than 8 hours per day.
Can you say that you spend the time required to be the best leader you can be? Or can you say that you provide an environment for your team to work towards mastery?
We would love to hear how you keep leadership mastery front and center each and every day. Share your routines and strategies with us here, for an opportunity to be featured in an upcoming blog.