There are many things that can kill our leadership: silent killers to leadership: Isolation, Fatigue, Character issues, Moral failure, and the list goes on. However, there might be one thing that's more dangerous than all of the others because it's more of a silent killer. It's subtle. It's gradual. No one can tell it's happening. I believe a leader's #1 silent killer may be the fact that we stop learning. When we stop learning, we stop growing. We get caught up managing, and we stop leading. We work on helping and changing everyone else at the expense of our own leadership. However, I believe that when leaders stop learning, we stop growing. When we stop growing, we start dying. All of this is why I have always been a big fan of coaching and mentoring. I currently have three different mentoring/consulting sets of relationships. Two of those i actually pay to be a part of! I realize that I need to keep learning and growing for my leadership to grow. church to keep growing. The moment I start managing more than leading, I'm in trouble. the moment I get so busy working IN IT, that I stop working ON IT, I start dying slowly. I may not notice it. No one else will. Over time, however, it will kill my leadership! I MUST keep learning and growing! So do you!
What do you need to do today to put yourself in a posture of new learning and growth ?Who are your mentors? Who are your coaches? Who are you looking to for counsel?
By the way, this is why I do what I do! Coaching is everything! If I can help you drop me a line!