In it, I used the metaphor of packing for a journey to go a little deeper into our leadership heads and focus not on how we lead others, but on how we lead ourselves.
Of course, how we lead ourselves is ALL about how we lead others …
The analogy is simple and easy to understand, but not as easy to apply, especially to ourselves. We pack for our leadership journeys and include some things, while hopefully leaving other things out. Our choices about what goes and what is left are key to healthy and effective leadership.
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What do you think of my observations?
What important things to leave behind did I miss?
What can you do to become aware of those things that might otherwise “sneak” into your preparations for your journey?
Humming along, while I try to get the darn top closed on a very full suitcase in the Heartland …