How do you continuously evolve as a leader?

“Everything in this world is changing, everything”, said a CEO during one of our programmes for organisational development initiatives for a midsized IT company. He added, “ People have to evolve faster now”. While we all agree with this statement, how do you make it happen?

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

Kahlil Gibran

Can we evolve with scars? 

Continuously evolving as a leader requires commitment, self-awareness, and a willingness to adapt. Here are seven golden principles you can adapt  to foster your growth as a leader:

Proactively Seek Feedback: Actively solicit feedback from peers, subordinates, and superiors. Embrace constructive criticism as an opportunity to learn and grow. Feedback can provide valuable insights into your strengths and areas for improvement.

Encourage Continuous Learning: Never stop learning. Stay updated on industry trends, leadership best practices, and new technologies. Invest in personal and professional development through courses, workshops, seminars, and reading.

Willingly Embrace Challenges: View challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles. Take on new and unfamiliar tasks that push you out of your comfort zone. Embracing challenges fosters resilience and helps you develop new skills and perspectives.

Build a Support Network: Surround yourself with mentors, coaches, and peers who can provide guidance, support, and encouragement. A strong support network can offer valuable insights, share experiences, and provide accountability.

Reflect and Adapt: Set aside time for self-reflection to evaluate your leadership style, decisions, and actions. Identify what’s working well and what needs improvement. Be open to change and adapt your approach based on feedback and new information.

Lead by Example: Demonstrate the values and behaviours you expect from others. Act with integrity, accountability, and transparency. Your actions speak louder than words and set the tone for your team or organisation.

Empower Others: Foster a culture of empowerment by delegating authority, providing autonomy, and encouraging collaboration. Empowered teams are more engaged, innovative, and productive. Trust your team members to take ownership of their work and support them in achieving their goals.

By consistently practising these seven principles, one can continue to evolve and grow as a leader, inspiring others and driving success within your organisation.

We would invite the readers here to have a good read through the website of one of our initiatives dedicated to the evolution of leadership behaviour:

Experiences are subtle, powerful, and thought-builders that drive society towards progress. They need to be created and simulated, too. This was the reason the Kabir Learning Foundation was conceived.


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