If there is one thing that we have learned through working with our clients and developing our own leadership capabilities it is that the route for becoming a more effective leader is never direct. It involves unlearning and relearning, making mistakes, revisiting territory through which we thought we had already passed, and being prepared to do so over and over again.
Becoming a more responsive leader starts with deepening our understanding of ourselves and how our minds work. The deeper you take that understanding, and the more comfortable you are with who you are, the more grounded and effective you will be, wasting less on ineffective thoughts and behavior.
It's a process that takes intentionally carving out reflection time, doing personal work, a good dose of humility and a determination to keep practicing.
Our partnership has been about this journey – it began with our mutual commitment to ongoing learning and is fueled by our desire to see our clients and each other grow in responsive ways.