Whether it’s a change in season, our homes, or our teams, most of us are fascinated by makeovers. I know I spend way too much time watching the HGTV channel myself. From magazines to trainings to television shows, we all drink in reinventions of almost every conceivable thing: rooms, closets, cars, bodies, even relationships. Why? Because aside from a little silliness here and there, makeovers are particularly instructive. They offer a window into the process of transformation, the whys, the hows, and the actions that bring it about. Wanting to do something better…..it is an outer expression of an inner desire.
So I’d like to invite you to think about what a leadership makeover would look like for you. Being a visionary leader requires diligence in setting goals for yourself to be a better leader. What areas of leadership challenge you? What behaviors of your leadership mentors do you want to emulate? What can you implement with your team that will encourage them to be better at their jobs? What feedback have you received in the past can you dust off and makeover–or make better? Attend trainings, workshops or conferences. Elicit feedback from your direct reports on how you could lead them better. Locate opportunities for expanding your learning by attending leadership development workshops. Schedule a monthly lunch with a mentor or coach you trust. Be willing to step outside your comfort zone.