We often hear from attendees who want to go deeper into the Summit content. They ask, “What can we do throughout the year to make it actionable?”
So between the Summits in 2015 – 2016, WCA would like to encourage you to structure your learning as we go deeper into a different leadership topic every month.
Here’s how you can follow along.
Every month, we’ll do a kick-off blog post introducing a new Summit Leadership Theme. The themes come directly out of the 2015 Conference – and will follow the topics addressed in our Defining Moments videos, 30-minutes of new content released monthly only in the U.S. on the GLSnext app. Then, throughout the month we will solicit Guest Blogs from trusted leadership experts who will give their take on the topic to further develop this theme. For team learning, this would be a great time to watch the Team Edition on this topic and discuss it with your team.
Our October theme comes out of Bill Hybels’ message: The Intangibles of Leadership. This month, we will focus on the intangible of Self-Awareness.
For many leaders, unresolved issues can cause dysfunction in their leadership. Often, these problems lurk beneath the leader’s awareness and create blind spots that can damage a leader’s effectiveness. Bill defined a blind spot as something that a leader believes he or she is doing well – but that everyone else on the team knows they are not. Leaders simply don’t know that their blind spots exist.
This month, Jeff Lockyer and Craig Groeschel continue their conversation in Defining Moments, going deeper into this topic of self-awareness.
So – grab your journal or tablet, watch the video on the GLSnext app and work through the reflection questions below.
- In your journal, write down 3 – 4 situations or patterns in your leadership that are not working. Stop and pray about the situations you identified. Then, ask yourself if there might be unresolved issues from your past that are contributing to your challenges. Take some time to write your thoughts in your journal.
- Bill said identifying a blind spot takes input from others. Make an appointment with your supervisor or a trusted colleague. If you are brave enough, ask for their honest assessment of blind spots that might be holding you back. Solicit their help in moving forward.
A self-aware leader is a more effective leader. Let’s do the hard work of self-awareness this month and move forward in developing this leadership intangible.
Written by Liz Driscoll