The 4 Signs of Leadership Growth

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Once you’ve begun a leadership development program, it can be hard to see how far you’ve come without a third-party perspective. Even more unfortunately, leadership coaches often only meet with clients on a monthly basis. If you’re someone who is motivated by instant gratification and fast results, this can be a deal killer for you. Of course, leadership growth can’t be measured overnight or even over the course of several weeks. It takes time and commitment to grow into the leader that you’ve always wanted to be. If you want to track your own progress, though, there are some signs of leadership growth that you can look out for:

You are Becoming More Open to Change

If you find yourself saying “yes” instead of “no” more often, then you are well on your way to becoming a leader. Leaders must take opportunities as they come, knowing that not every single one will work out. But gaining confidence in your abilities as the head of a team, division, or company allows you more room to make mistakes that can quickly be rebounded from. Leaders may find themselves in more situations where they feel uncomfortable, but know that with discomfort comes growth.  

People are Seeking You Out

Have you noticed an uptick in the number of people who seek you out for guidance in tough situations? People flock to strong leaders, because they know that their decisions will lead to valuable outcomes. As you continue to grow in your leadership role, you’ll find that you get to spend more time helping those under your wing make decisions that lead to even greater outcomes for you. Great leadership begets other great leaders.

You are Bringing People Together

Do you notice that your team has been working together without effort or useless conflict? Another sign of a great leader is the ability to help others conduct themselves in manner that is professional and productive. While disagreements may crop up from time to time, your skills in delegation and the respect that you’ve garnered as a leader allows you to step in and steer even the most heated conversation towards a solution.

You Want to Grow Even More

The #1 sign that you’re growing as a leader, though, is that you’re constantly seeking more ways to hone your skills. It’s not enough for a leader to be “alright.” They want to be great. If you find yourself setting short-term goals in addition to the ones that your coach has helped with, or reading the latest research on how to guide a team to success, you’ve certainly come a long way.

Catalyst Group ECR wants to help you facilitate and nurture your natural potential leadership growth. With decades in the business, we understand what it takes to go above and beyond the call of duty in today’s business world.


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