Welcome to today’s episode, where I’m delving into the topic of evolution versus revolution in leadership. After recently reading Jim Collins’ remarkable book Good to Great, I was deeply inspired by its insights and wanted to share with you my learnings from it. I also discuss my own thoughts on embracing continual growth and learning to become the best leaders we can be.
When it comes to exceptional leadership, the journey to greatness doesn’t happen overnight. Research has shown that oustanding companies outperforming in their market wasn’t due to a big launch or rebrand – the success came through positive, sustained changes over the long term.
I talk about leadership being a process that requires time and conscious effort to expand in knowledge and experience. Too often we see people wanting to take big step jumps in their careers, without really taking the time to think about how they can enhance their skill sets or develop more knowledge. The key here is adopting a growth mindset, and I encourage you to ask yourself important questions about what kind of leader you want to be, and what steps you can begin to take to get there.
I talk about the importance of a healthy framework of support within an organisation that can enable emerging leaders to grow. What is the culture around having open conversations? Is there psychological safety and genuine trust in the organisation, where people can speak up and support each other? I also discuss how a supportive environment can help promote new perspective and innovation in leadership roles, and help people truly develop the necessary skills for their appointed roles.
So, whether you’re a seasoned leader, an emerging one or someone who’s keen on understanding the dynamics of evolving leadership, this episode has something valuable for you.
Remember, the journey to greatness is not about rushing toward a fixed destination; it’s about embracing the evolution that transforms you into the leader you’re meant to be.
So, hit that play button and get started on your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself as a leader in your industry. Your future self will thank you for it.
Jim Collins’ book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Article by Jim Collins: Good to Great
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