by Melody Stacy and Aubrey Patterson
It’s that time of year.
A time for deep introspection.
A time for a celebration of the hopeful optimism of all that’s possible in the new year.
Interwoven into the fabric of all great leaders is an unrelenting commitment to be even better. What naturally follows is reflection and unwrapping how we’ve performed as leaders.
As we consider where we are in our leadership journey, it’s tempting to start setting goals for the new year since we’re conditioned to measure “all the things.”
But this year, we may want to focus on setting our identity rather than setting new goals.
Ask what kind of leader you hope to be. There is powerful inertia in this reframe.
Do you want to become a great leader? We can begin by being a leader who…
✔️ is compassionate, showing curiosity and seeking to understand;
✔️ is constructive, being intentional with our time;
✔️ is courageous, modelling and building commitment.
There is such immense power in being intentional. We go where our minds go.
Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. - James Clear
When we spend time really thinking about the kinds of leaders we aspire to become, our thoughts will inspire us to take action towards that end.