The Coates Perspective for May 2, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Two Catalysts For A Leader’s Growth
Leadership fatigue. Almost every leader I know has at one time experienced a bland staleness. Yesterday’s cutting edge ideas don’t work as well anymore. Over the course of time, a lapse in creative energy will gain negative momentum, making it all the more challenging to change the pace and come up with some fresh ideas.
My author and songwriting friends call this sensation, “writer’s block.” Whether you are a leader or a writer of song, these two creative catalysts most always ignite greater growth.
1. Get out of the rut by getting out of the rut! When you feel like you are going nowhere, go somewhere else. When you are experiencing leadership fatigue, change the channel, do something different for a while and then go back to your desk with a fresh perspective.
2. Read what the great leaders are writing. I try to pick up at least one good book a month that will stretch me. A well-read leader is always a growing leader.
I am sure there are other creative ideas that help leaders hit the reset button when it comes to recovering from leadership fatigue. I’d love to know what you do to generate game-changing ideas in your organization.
If you need help working through the process consider using the resources at Coates and Associates, Inc. We would consider it an honor to visit with you about developing a process forward.