Long lasting change

I’ve been super-busy with a bunch of pre-workshop modules in preparation for my ongoing coaching certification. And I stumbled upon this motto by Marshall Goldsmith: Courage. Humility. Discipline.

According to Marshall, that’s the key to creating deep and long-lasting change. And thankfully, it’s not rocket science to understand or even implement these values. They’re inherent in us all. Waiting to be unleashed. We simply have to give them a chance.

Today’s leaders are faced with unique challenges. Some of these are struggling to find their footing while others are already successful. Yet, there’s immense scope for growth, development and potential to be unlocked.

They have to have the courage to face reality, the humility to accept it and the feedback that’s been shared with them and the discipline to follow a proven (proven or ingenious) process that’ll help them change.

What I say resonates quite closely with Jocko Willink’s Extreme Ownership (a great book! I’m listening to the audio version these days). It’s a great concept, but it’s definitely not for everyone.

Implementing Extreme Ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility.

But if you’re a leader, you are not everyone but someone highly capable to achieve and deliver impactful results. And if one of your behavior is getting in the way, check your ego at the door and deal with it.

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