It is important to see that what challenges you from the outside points to development opportunities on the inside. Connecting these external challenges to your own internal development is essential for new leaders.
By working on your own development, you build on the ability to deal with increasingly difficult challenges in the outside world; you become a better leader.
In addition, you give the pivotal example to others that leaders can always be in development, can always learn new things and therefore are never perfect. Anyone in the vicinity of such a leader may also let go of the need to prove their own perfection and become a ‘learning leader’ themselves.
By doing this we create organizations with the creativity, the fun, the courage and the learning capacity to make the difference in these times of change and to have a lasting positive impact on the world.