No successful leader can achieve authentic influence and impact without regular strategic stops for introspection and self-reflection.
If you want to develop the people around you, you must begin with yourself. And that takes intentional time and thought in which you are asking yourself questions like,
"Who am I as a human being?
What uniqueness do I bring to every person I work with?
What do I love about myself?
How am I leveraging my strengths, personality, and human design to build people up and not diminish them in any way?
What is working well for me these days?
What isn't working as well?
What are my personal and leadership growth issues?
What are my blind spots?
Who do I have in my life I can trust to be honest with me about these areas for growth and development in me?
What kind of a leader do I truly want to be and what might be hindering or blocking me from being that leader?
Leaders that spend this time asking and answering these kinds of questions will be authentic and influential developers of people around them. They will be leaders that people really want to follow!
Are you prioritizing these strategic stops in your life to expand and deepen your personal and professional impact?