One of the reasons I blog is to get better as a leader. A commitment to growth is critical for every leader. Not only that but to also have an intentional plan to get better and grow. When leaders grow, or get better, so do their teams and organisations. When teams and organisations get better, so does their impact. I recently had a discussion with Anton: ” What makes leaders better?”
I’m always looking for opportunities to teach. As a leader, I do my best to make sure that I include deliberate moments of teaching those I lead. I’m always teaching. Those I lead are learning from me. My interactions with people and decisions I’m making are lessons for the teams I lead.
To be effective as a leader, I need to keep an eye out for opportunities to intentionally teach something. I schedule interactions to impart knowledge and skills. I send weekly emails that keep certain goals in sight.
There are instances though, that can never be orchestrated. Opportunities for teaching values in speaking into organisational culture that just present themselves. As we go about our mission, there are moments that we never anticipated that become great opportunities to teach and learn.