At this point, I’d usually give you a little reminder of what the challenge was. However, if leadership is truly a goal you’re striving toward, these challenges, or the challenges and goals you make for yourself, should not be a once or twice a week event. Habits – especially new ones – must be practiced daily to make a difference. I’d encourage you to put a sticky note on the back of your ID card, or the door to your office, or maybe even the background of your phone screen. Accountability to your goals is vital. As always I would be thrilled to help you with your accountability.
With that said, who did you talk to? Who did you ask for advice? Was it the CNA? The newly hired nurse? Possibly it was one of your children or relatives you don’t usually talk to. We are often quick to pass off teenagers and children as unable to teach us. I’d encourage you to reevaluate this possible stigma. They can teach us more than we realize. The point isn’t as much the information you receive, although it is often priceless information. The point is getting off the pedestal of pseudo leadership and stepping onto the playing field of true leadership.
Take a second right now to think of who you talked to this week…
Did you take a second?
Make these goals habitual. Remember the vision of who you want to become as a leader. It is the daily habits that leave a legacy, not the one-time events.