There is a leadership skill — a tool, really — that’s available to you right now. For free. It’s right there at your fingertips, ready for the taking — and you’re probably not taking it. Journaling can be one of the most powerful tools in your leadership tool kit, but you probably have a whole host of excuses for why it won’t work for you. Not anymore.
Understanding your purpose is the starting point. It tells you who you are and why you exist. But where are you going? The purpose of a strategy is to define what needs to be done to accomplish some goal or objective.
Whereas managers are programmed to need to feel important, authentic leaders are relentlessly focused on helping their teams accomplish important things.
Maintaining an exclusively organizational focus is where most transformation efforts go off the rails. Enterprise leaders fail to make transformation personal.