This month, we have spoken extensively about coachability and its influence on your leadership and growth. It is an important skill that we must continue to work on every day because there is always room to be better. Still, how do you know you are getting better? Here are some tips for tracking your coachability growth:
True leadership requires humility. You have to serve others, support their vision, and even admit to being a little self-centered at times! Leaders who lead well often lift their eyes beyond their own goals and commit themselves. It also requires a willingness to learn from others, no matter their position.
Being coachable is one of the foundations of effective leadership. This willingness to accept feedback fuels the ability to improve. I want to encourage you to keep listening and doing the work of learning through the people who have coached and mentored you. What you glean from others filters down to the people you lead.
How can we deepen our skill of learning and growing?
Remember that learning is constant. No matter how much you know, there is always much more to know, and you can learn from anyone. Choosing to approach every day with this mindset ensures you remain coachable.
Keep listening and learning,
Identifying leaders, as we discussed in last week’s letter, is an ongoing process for anyone who wants continued success. All of us will find ourselves fulfilling the roles of mentor and coach, so I want to help you get ready to flourish.
The need for mentoring new leaders cannot be overemphasized in today’s world. Leaders at every phase of their journey need nurturing. Whether you’re a seasoned leader taking on new responsibilities or a young leader venturing into new opportunities, finding people who will share their knowledge is crucial. Sharing the knowledge and lessons from our experience as leaders to guide other leaders is a gift that cannot be minimized.
Mentoring and coaching, like all important aspects of leadership, begin with relationships. Just as we cannot discover leaders on our team if we do not take the time to get to know them, we can not offer the right guidance if we don’t have genuine relationships. One of the huge benefits...