There are so many reasons to step outside your professional comfort zone in order to develop more strength in your leadership style. While many of us fear change and trying something new, especially as leaders who are well-established in our roles and industries, getting outside your “comfort” area can actually strengthen your current roles.
First, you are showing your employees-and yourself-that you are confident and stable enough in your current abilities to take some moderate risks. Second, learning new skills and taking on projects that aren’t in our familiar domain help the brain continue to develop new pathways and perspectives, enhancing and building on your current skill set. In addition, because of the changing demands of the marketplace and many industries, learning new skills and trying out new viewpoints helps ensure that you will be qualified for your job in the long run-recognize the continuous need to adapt. Trying something new also models the kind of behavior you expect in your employees; remember that employees who do not seek out challenges and new experiences end up less satisfied and successful than those who do. How will you branch out and strengthen your flexibility this month?
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