Have leaders made a conscious decision to follow a path that would lead them to their position or is leadership the unplanned consequence of a series of events?
For me, the idea of developing as a leader surfaced over two years ago in a conversation about coaching. I was told: “Australia doesn’t need more coaches. What Australia needs is great leaders.” I had been simmering over these words, told by an amazing woman who was to become my coach, until about six months ago when I chose to voice my desire to become a leader.
So now begins my leadership journey – a journey that will address myself, my relationship and my career.
Will I really ever become a leader? I don’t know. But becoming a leader isn’t an end goal. It is an ongoing commitment to developing myself and having a positive impact on the lives of those around me and beyond. I do enjoy having some power, but ultimately, I’m happiest when I’ve contributed to creating goodness. So that is the reason why I’m committed to doing the hard work – and the easy one! – to become a leader… in the end, a better person.
Where is your leadership journey taking you?