If you’re not actively engaged in leadership development then you’re not learning anything new about it.
If you’re not learning anything new about developing leaders then you’re not getting any better at it.
That’s dangerous because a lack of development has a long term effect on your organization that may not be visible today but will certainly become evident at some point in the future.
Regardless of how bad you think you may be at development just start doing it. Dive in. Look at every coaching conversation, mentoring session or team huddle as “practice” and you’ll find yourself getting better.
Seeing every development opportunity as practice allows you to progressively learn more and more about the art of developing others. And as you get better at development your team will get better at leading. And when your team gets better at leading your organization will get better at accomplishing its mission.
When you grow as a developer everybody wins!