Developing a new leader for the first time can be a scary task. We are overwhelmed with “What If’s.” What if I fail. What if they don’t learn from me? What if they ask a question I can’t answer? The prospects of failing at this crucial task can be frightening.
Do you want to know the bottom line secret to developing your first leader?
It’s not reading a book on leadership development. It’s not going to a conference. listening to a podcast or taking a class on leadership development. Here the secret: Just get started.
That’s right, just do it. Yes, you’re going to make mistakes. But every mistake makes you better if you learn from it. The books, conferences, podcasts, and classes can be a help but the only way you will really ever learn to develop a leader is by developing a leader.