“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Anonymous
The ability to see the mountain and not ignore it is the first step of leadership. Leaders are clear on what is in front of them – they hear the truth, they are honest about their reaction, and they do not deny the reality before them.
With this clarity and truth, leaders can begin to define a way up, through, or around to continue in the direction of their dreams and/or vision.
To see the truth takes the following skills:
- Observe what is before you. Resist making up stories about why and what.
- Gain input from others on the experience. Do not judge their words or observations, only listen with openness.
- Define what is true for yourself.
- Ask for support, direction, help, or advice from others with experience.
- Map your path forward.
- Take the first step.
Leaders who practice the above are the ones who continue to lead a life uncommon…
Is this you?
Yours in success,