Good Morning Friends!
Well, here we are halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am wondering where this year went! It went by so fast, and it’s hard to believe that in a few weeks, we’ll close out this decade. I hope you found your success and greatness in 2019!
The dichotomy of this time of year can be overwhelming. There is the rush to finish the year strong, prepare for the holidays, and the customary pumping the brakes to enjoy the season with friends and family. But, for some reason, I always find myself in a different mental state; instead, my mind races with the thought of possibility.
I invite you to join me in finding a few of those unguarded moments for self-reflection and contemplation of the next steps of your journey. Shakespeare once wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” As leaders, we have an infinite capacity to grow, to be more, and to become more. In addition to spending more time with family and slowing down a bit, challenge yourself to invest in yourself more than usual.
Here are three questions to consider:
What was the most significant personal change that you experienced in 2019?
What profound transformation do you seek in the new year?
What do I value and appreciate most in my life?
Remember, our biggest and best work is always ahead! So, in that spirit, here are a few year-end leadership tips to keep your momentum going…
Think About Your Vision for Change
Last month, during the inaugural ON Leadership Conference, we explored CHANGE. Specifically, we examined the importance of change visions and how we as leaders can resolve to take steps forward in honor of our dreams.
Since ON, we have kept the change conversation alive in my LinkedIn Group (click here to join the community). Each week, we talk about our change visions and what small steps we can take today in service of our larger dream.
What about you… are you clear on your 2020 vision(s)? Have you pictured where you will be this exact time next year? What will you have accomplished? How will your leadership journey look?
[Video] Jumping Through Hoops?
Check out this video (click here) for a good gut-check on your interviewing and hiring processes! What do you think? Are they helpful or have they gotten a bit out of control?
Concerns about the Future
Only 14% of CEOs feel they have the talent they need to execute their business strategies (source). Whether you run an organization or not, it begs the question: are we, our companies, and our teams set up for success? Often we hold ourselves back by not having the right teams, partners, clients, etc., to execute on our great ideas.
The question is WHY.
A Time for Introspection
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
We are so quick to ask for more from others. But how often are we asking more from ourselves?