Last week, I went back to Georgetown University to attend ongoing classes to build my expertise so that I can be at my best helping leaders master the art of leadership. The conference’s theme was Come to the Edge, stretch, grow and take risks.
As leaders, we need to be constantly learning, growing and developing and stretching our comfort zone in order to master leadership. Mastery is a ongoing process, it never ends and you never fully achieve it. Mastering anything, is a life long process that requires leaders to be learning and growing all the time.
Tiger Woods as a golfer, epitomizes what leaders need to do to achieve mastery. Tiger continues to say that he can and must become better. He does not sit on his laurels and past accomplishments. He studies and assess himself and makes adjustments and learns new skills. Mr Woods, finds a way to get better and practices his new skills passionately…all the time.
Being a professional golfer is no different that being a professional in your line of work. It is about being the best you can be. So ask yourself, what are you doing to get better? What are you learning about yourself? What are you reading? What new skills are you developing? What classes are you attending? What resources are available to me to help master leadership? Get answers to these questions and start a quest to become the best you can be. Remember, the joy of mastering anything is in the pursuit and the journey.