Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The great disruption is to disrupt yourself

Disruption is arguably the new buzz word in business. Very few people though are talking about the great disruption - to disrupt yourself. All change is personal first. Leaders not willing to disrupt themselves, their thinking, their whole way of being can't successfully lead in the 21st century.

How are you disrupting yourself?

There's also a lot of talk lately about so-called soft-skills. Seldom being mentioned is what I believe to be the number one soft/people/leadership skill that of self-awareness. Closely following at number two is awareness of others and a willingness to truly feel what others do and be able to hold their perspective in our minds especially when it isn't our perspective.

"As within, so without" has been known for centuries. The great leaders go inside-out. The not so great are trying to go outside-in and that's where their trouble is.

'Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change' is a great article by Paul Jun about self-disruption and improving self-awareness. I highly recommend it as a great starting place for self-reflection and self-improvement as a leader. You can read Paul's article here.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian
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