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Growth and Leadership Development

This summer I turned 55. By most people’s opinions if I have not learned it yet there’s not much hope. In reality, I believe that I have only begun to learn and grow. The last few years of my life have been an amazing journey of discovery about myself, the world around me, and my understanding of Leadership.

So what prompted this growth at a time when most are preparing for retirement? The answer is quite simple. I was placed in an environment conducive to growth. As I pursued certification as an executive coach and trainer, I became part of a group of learners. A group that challenged me to grow and inspired me to strive to be better every day of my life. I was given a front row view of the reality that leadership grows daily, not in a day. I truly enjoyed my 25 plus years of managing factories, and now I have the privilege of helping others as they navigate their own journey of growth.

The purpose of these posts will be to share with you what I am learning. As I learn, I invite you to join me on my journey. My hope is that you will then share it with others. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of those around us and in turn, our community. We were created to be rivers, not reservoirs.

Consistency is the key. In fact, it is one of John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Consistency is what fuels daily growth. We need to build consistent good habits into our daily lives. One of my daily habits is reflection. Each day I ask myself five simple questions:

  1. What went well?
  2. What didn’t go well?
  3. What did I learn?
  4. What will I change?
  5. What was the highlight of my day?

The first four are to help me make the most of each day in an effort to learn and grow. The last is there to help me appreciate the day I had. Now, I will be the first to admit that there are days when I am not that thoughtful with my reflections but, at least I am doing it and it forces me to stop and think.

Let me know what you think and what your daily habits are. We will learn from each other.