Leadership of others is very overt. We can see it and we can feel it.
But how does your leadership behave when people aren’t looking?
That story you tell yourself about why you can’t or shouldn’t do that course or apply for that job.
What does your self-governance look like when it’s just you in the room?
You are sitting at your desk deciding what to do next and elect to check your inbox for the umpteenth time that day.
How might you serve you better?
If you were getting it right, that sinking feeling of hopelessness would go away.
Are you really doing enough quality work?
It might be, you are merely going through the motions.
Might it be time to reflect on all those times when you started something new? When you embraced the conscious incompetence and did it anyway. And when you got through it, you revelled in the reward of personal accomplishment.
And I would assert you were not alone during that time. You had accountability. You were on the hook and didn’t want to let people down.
So what’s changed for you now and how might you begin to change it again and move forward?
Who can help you? And have you asked them?
Because taking your self-leadership and making it visible to others not only helps them see and hear you, it keeps you on the hook and committed to progress.
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