As you grow as a leader, you will change, whether you like it or not! How you change and the impact that has on your development, your team and you future is up to you. Sometimes, the changes are requested by others who see your potential, even if you don’t. I work with many people in this capacity. Here’s a quick video where I explain why YOU wanting to change is the first, most important step:
7 Reasons to Change
There are a lot of reasons to change. Here are seven that I’ve found can be strong motivators:
- Someone, or some people believe in you: you’ve got a team of people who see more in you than you might see.
- Trust people who care about you, beyond your own opinion: the person who desires this program for you wants to contribute to you, don’t get in their way.
- Be grateful versus critical with this opportunity: WAY too many of us are not grateful often enough. An executive development program is an investment in your growth, not a scarlet letter, ever.
- Think about how many executives and potential peers of yours will never will get this chance/investment in them?: think about this, there are people around you who may have plateaued and have been passed by, don’t let this happen to you.
- You can’t do it alone: it takes a village to demonstrably change behaviors. It must be done carefully and professionally.
- It’s not about being right with your current behavior, its about being effective as an executive who can lead others.
- It’s healthy to stretch yourself: there will always be something to get better at, seize the opportunity now.
Use these reasons to be straight with yourself regarding what might be thwarting your adventure and how these could impact your growth as a leader.
Want to discuss changes you want to make? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org