Its funny how a random conversation can lead to a life time of change. When I was new to the video department at my church, I had a conversation with a co-worker in the break room about my current challenges. I had no idea how to lead and I was now overlooking a new editor. She told me to read John Maxwell’s Learning the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. After completing the book, it dramatically changed the way I understood leadership and I made it a life time habit to read about leading.
I look at reading books is another way of being mentored by the successful and wealthy. This week, I completed Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership audio book. I was encouraged to impart leadership skills in my team mates. It was interesting to learn how Dave, a very successful entrepreneur, leads his company. The book taught how to delicate successfully, trusting your team mates and handing off responsibilities with strategic planning and training. As soon as I completed the book, I met up with my team and applied the new principles. The outcome was amazing, it was as if I knew what I was doing.. and thanks to all the books I’ve read, I now do!
Leading like an expert requires willingness to never stop learning and putting to practice what you learned.