Businesses never grow faster than the person leading them.
Neither do teams.
You’ve probably witnessed this a hundred times. As goes a leader, so goes her team. Fear-based decisions, scarcity, and a need for external validation lead a team in one direction. Openness, growth mindset and a culture of safety, in quite another.
When leaders commit to growth, to being in a perpetual state of moving forward, challenging themselves, and choosing inspiration and uncertainty over safety and knowing, they raise the effectiveness of their teams, and propel their results forward.
These teams serve more people. They are engaged. They collaborate. They innovate. They exceed even their own expectations. And they do so with humility + confidence.
You are an inspiration as a leader. An example of what’s possible.
If you are pushing yourself, showing your team that we do hard things because they are hard, and giving them the gift of authenticity in your leadership, you are doing it right.
Your admission that you don’t know the answer is so much more inspiring than false certainty. If you don’t have all the answers, you’re doing it right.
Your daring is so much more inspiring than safety. If what you’re doing requires courage, you’re doing it right.
Your boundaries around work, your commitment to yourself, is so much more inspiring than martyrdom. If you are prioritizing yourself in your life, you’re doing it right.
Asking for help when you need it is so much more inspiring than a brave face. If you grapple, you’re doing it right.
You can play it safe, but that’s not what you signed up for.
You can feel comfortable all the time, but that’s not the impact you want.
You can be content with the lessons you’ve already learned, but you know you’re capable of more.
And you’re ready for it.
I see you.
Go get ‘em.
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