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Three ways to keep growing all summer long ☀

Three ways to keep growing all summer long ☀

Summer is the season known for its barbecues on the deck, trips to the beach, and time for unplugging from the normal grind of life. However, summer for a leader can be much more.

Before being tempted to totally unplug this summer, let me suggest that this season can be a one of tremendous growth if you’re intentional about it.

Let’s get real for a second — leadership is difficult

Leadership has its rewards, but these rewards come at a cost. The cost of leadership can be incredibly exhausting on your resources of time, energy, and enthusiasm if you’re not being intentionally refueled. 

How to uncover potentially destructive leadership blind spots 😳

How to uncover potentially destructive leadership blind spots 😳

Do you ask questions like this:

  • “Am I a good leader?” 

  • “What am I doing or not doing that might be limiting my effectiveness as a leader?”

  • “Does my team feel good about how they are being led?”

These are legitimate questions that every leader asks at one point in time. Those who seek to get better as a leader probably ask them often.  

Something that every leader has that can be really dangerous...

I can empathize when I hear people say things like...

  • “Now that I have received this promotion, how am I going to be able to meet the new demands placed on me?”

  • “If my team doesn’t come through on this assignment, I may lose my job.  How can I lead my team better so this doesn’t happen?”

  • “Can I really meet the sales goals this quarter?  The last two quarters have been brutal.”

  • “Will I ever get promoted?”

These are real concerns that keep real people like you and I up at night.