The third Practice of Exemplary Leadership through the Leadership Challenge is Challenging the Process.
There is an old saying that I am sure you have heard… “Be the change you want to see in the world”
In order to do this, we must continually search for opportunities to change the status quo. We must continue to look for innovative ways to improve our organizations. In doing so, we have to experiment and take risks. As a leader, you know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, we need to accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.
Let’s face it… It sometimes seems impossible that anything that we can do, as an individual will have much impact on the world around us. And it can seem pretty scary to challenge the process!We need to consistently challenge ourselves to seek out opportunities to do not what is easy and convenient, but what is hard and difficult. Because through this we grow, we help others around us to grow and our organizations see the benefit of or work.