There is an important line of difference between #opinion versus #knowledge, #perspective versus #skill, #correct versus #wantingtobecorrect. The grounded go far and the constantly opinionated stay on the ground. We should always choose to learn from walking paths in #career and #life instead of stagnating in the world of unsatiable armchair opinions in a fool’s paradise.
When you are in a position of strength, progressing as a #leader in any walk of life needs periodic lessons and reminders. As an #entrepreneur, a few years back, I started spending 1 hour a week trying to recollect and reflect on interactions with peers, seniors, juniors, clients, partners et cetera. It is important for #leaders to consciously know that they are work in progress and that they need to keep getting better for their #organizations to get better! They need to get better for getting talented people to #work with them. They need to keep building winning habits for their organization to win!
Here are some recipes and reminders which are there in my #workinprogress #workbook as an #entrepreneur
We should continuously work on ourselves and our egos by appreciating and building a human equation with our #ecosystem.
We should know that we are #imperfect and so can be others.
We should mature to be a seniors, #mentors or #colleagues and not the typical ‘on a privileged high’ #employer, #outsourcer or #sponsor!
We should consciously build #partner relationship instead of #vendor expectations.
We should transact on #skill and #trust not #time and #labour.
We should progressively become good at #reasoning instead of #snapping.
We should work the way up the #respect instead of demanding one.
We should learn and contribute to the means of achieving our #vision instead of thinking that we are entitled to an imaginary outcome without participating in the means to get there.
We should bring a #conversation to the table and not #fear.
We can have an #opinion but we should nurture an ability to change that too.
To be a better #listener and leader in the era of convergence, we should constantly work on our skills to at least be a master of few and jack of many.
Can you share your learning, values and beliefs while being in a position of strength?
Patience (or forbearing) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on negative annoyance/anger; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.