How to Develop Your Leadership Skills Without Much Time

Everyone claims to be “so busy” these days. The truth is, we make time for what’s important to us. If you want to get in better shape, you make time for it. If you want to be a better golfer, you make time for it. The same is true in leadership. 

Before we go any further, let’s get on the same page about one crucial truth: Leadership skills are developed, not something you are born with. Your development as a leader is paramount because of the impact you will have on other people. There isn’t a better quote to depict this, than from Warren Buffett:

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted the tree a long time ago.

There are many reasons why people don’t commit to growing and developing as a leader:

Companies prioritize new products, services, and increasing short-term revenue during company events over the development of their people’s leadership skills Performance reviews rarely focus on the development of a leader and instead focuses solely on the results from the last yearLeaders think they are a finished product and have leadership all figured out

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