When I was a kid one of my favorite toys with an Etch-a-Sketch. I received one for Christmas one year and remember having hours of fun trying to learn to draw with perhaps the world’s first tablet.
I wasn’t much of an artist, but did finally master writing my name. My favorite part of the Etch-a-Sketch was when I messed up it was so easy to shake up my mistakes and start over.
Don’t you wish you had a leadership Etch-a-Sketch, especially this time of year? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just shake up your iPad and cancel out all of your missed opportunities during the first half of 2017? Can you imagine a tool that would erase all of your leadership mistakes? It would be priceless.
The reality is, there are no do overs when he comes to your leadership. That’s why it’s so important for you to lead well and maximize your opportunities the first time they surface. However, while there are no do overs, there are opportunities to do things different.
What would happen if you decided to shake up your leadership a bit and make some changes during the next six months? I’m guessing those changes might lead to greater effectiveness and more opportunities for influence.
Spend some time in the next few weeks and go Etch-a-Sketch on your life and leadership. Choose an area or two where you would like to start over and then take a step. 2017 is only half over. Let’s make the most of what we have left.
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.