Leadership Rituals that Make Each Day Count
Rich Hua stashed this in Leadership
In the words of Napoleon Hill, it is not what you are going to do but what you are doing today that counts.
Ritual of READING: Books are the understated and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of mentors, and the most patient of teachers. Become an avid reader; invest your time by reading something educational, inspirational, or motivational.
Ritual of LISTENING: Leaders know that time is precious. Give yourself the advantage of learning something new by listening to audio programs—and repeat them until you have digested the information. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Learn something by listening.
Ritual of MENTORSHIP: One of the greatest things we can do for ourselves is to learn from a mentors. A mentor isn’t someone who lectures, but someone who inspires you to give the best in order to discover what you already know. Find a mentor, grasp what they have done, copy what they do, and then learn how to improve upon it.
Ritual of FEEDBACK: Leaders embrace feedback both negative and positive. Find someone who knows you well and ask them for feedback. Don’t justify or argue but listen and evaluate the feedback carefully, especially when it gets hard to swallow or accept. Use all feedback to learn.
Ritual of ASKING: As leaders, in order to grow, we must be willing to ask for help—whether it’s assistance with a short-term situations or identifying and correcting a bad patterns. The more that we ask, the more things we will know. The more that we learn, the more we will grow.
Ritual of JOURNALING: Many of the best leaders keep a journal and develop a daily habit of journaling. It’s an excellent way to measure your growth and progress, which is sometimes hard to grasp in the day-to-day perspective. Journaling helps us to see clearer, to remember more, and to see what counts.
Ritual Of IMPROVEMENT: The best leaders dedicate themselves to constant growth. They commit to finding small ways to improve, every day, all the time. No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.