This sign is at the entrance to the gym I go to:
I had to stop and read it over a couple of times, then I found that it is so true. When I finish a work out, I feel great! That’s what keeps me coming back.
I then thought about leadership, and I realize that in most cases, this isn’t true. We walk into a new leadership role excited to be there, anticipating all that will come, and usually we leave beat up, burned out, and we want to hide.
One of my first roles in leadership came when I was 10 years old and I was chosen as the captain of my little league team (baseball). I was so excited to be the captain, so excited to be the leader…. until we lost a game. My friends turned on me, my coach criticized me, and I remember feeling so alone.
Over the years, that feeling has come back many times. The simple question rolling around in my head: “What am I doing here?” And then, the even more important question: “How can I get out of here?”
For the past 25 years, I’ve been able to work with leaders around the world. I find that many of them, many of YOU are asking yourself these same questions.
If you’re a leader who sometimes wonders what you’re doing, then the Leadon Esource pages have been created for you. We want to make practical resources, encouragement, and training available to you. We know that being in leadership is difficult. We don’t want you to feel alone. We don’t want you to run and hide.
Leaders around the world are all screaming for the same things: Training, Resources, Coaching, and Community. We’ve see these four things help leaders not only to “last” in their leadership, but we’ve seen leaders “thrive” in their leadership roles. This is true for leaders from most parts of the planet.
Join us on the journey. When you leave your role in leadership, we want you to feel good about all that you’ve accomplished and the impact you’ve made on others’ lives and on your organization.