When Leaders Stop Learning…
Take a good hard look at yourself.
Are you the leader that you want to be?
It’s important to take an introspective review of your leadership and discover what may be standing between you and your goals. While it can be humbling and hard to honestly evaluate ourselves, a great leader is always learning, changing, and growing.
When a leader stops learning, they stop leading. As a leader, it’s important to develop a deep understanding of each team member’s talents and strengths, including your own. What areas of your business do you excel in? What tasks do your team members perform best? When you understand the unique strengths of every team member, you can then optimize business operations with their natural gifts in mind.
Your internal evaluation should also reveal critical weaknesses within yourself and your team as a whole. Once you spend time on this exercise and find gaps where your leadership or team is lacking, then you are presented with the opportunity to either develop those skills or hire to fill the gap. Assess whether it would be more beneficial to train current team members, or hire a new team member whose strengths will contribute to the success of your practice.
Once you take the time to understand the leadership gaps between you and greatness, you can begin the powerful journey of closing those holes. Your team will be inspired by your example, motivating them to overcome their gaps as well. Develop a culture that focuses on strengths, overcomes weaknesses, and promotes self-evaluation, and watch your practice THRIVE!!!