I try to seek and take in more input from people before making decisions. I also tend to be more of a consensus-builder and don’t try to go it alone as much as I used to.
More focus on getting results. With increased attention to the leadership role of promoting teamwork and collaboration comes the potential for achieving greater results than going it alone:
I guess I’ve become a little more confident in my abilities to get things done. Mostly, I’ve found that 90% of the time people will help with a project and are happy to be asked.
I’ve learned to be more direct and results-oriented in getting things done. Sometimes I would want to maintain a relationship with somebody instead of realizing there is a time and place for that, and there is a time to get things done.
Age, maturity, and experience have sculpted the person I am today. Early in our career I think we tend to be more egocentric. Then, as we experience the work world, we make thoughtful choices of who we want to be and what we want to be remembered for. If someone asked me 30 years ago if I thought I would be doing what I am now, and would be viewed as a leader, I probably would have laughed out loud. The most important lesson I’ve learned is that talk is cheap and action changes lives.
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