277: Ask Denis: How Do I Develop Myself as a Leader?

Over the course of the lockdowns, people everywhere have been upskilling and developing themselves. Now that people are starting to get back to their teams, how can we develop ourselves for the future? Let’s break down what developing yourself looks like for you and the 8 action steps I believe will help you reach your goals.

On this episode:

  • What does development look like for you as a leader? Whatever the case is, you need to be proactive and take ownership of it yourself. I give you 3 questions to think about today to develop your leadership journey. 
  • You need to come up with a solid development plan. I talk about getting clear on where it is you want to go and the 8 ways you can get there. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Never wait for others to develop you 
  • Understand your gaps so you can build an action plan
  • Figure out where you are today and where you want to go 
  • Plans aren’t enough – you need execution to reach your goals
  • Figure out the best way you receive to research and education
  • Get yourself accountable through coaching, mentoring, or events


Tweetable Quotes:

“Never wait for others to develop you, because it’s never going to happen… Just think about what YOU need to do and what’s right for you.” – Denis Gianoutsos

“If you’ve got a goal: understand where you are today, understand where you want to go, and then understand there’s going to be some gaps and then pull a plan together to help close those gaps.” – Denis Gianoutsos

“Put your hand up and give it a go…! When you’re out of your comfort zone, that’s when the magic happens.” – Denis Gianoutsos 

Reach out to Denis:

Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com

Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ 

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