Of all my mentors, one who springs to mind in surprising moments is Stephen M.R. Covey, the author of the bestselling book The Speed of Trust.
Stephen believes that trust is the underlying foundation of every relationship, including the relationship you have with yourself. It’s time now to make a commitment you can trust yourself to keep.
Having read now about a variety of ways leaders get an edge, are you going to do what you need to do to get an edge, too? What can you promise yourself now? It’s important for you to give thought now to what’s going to be different. Make an action plan. Make a change. Make a commitment.
And while you’re at it, support someone else along the way. You have it in you to not just be a great leader, but to create great leadership in others. You can be a model. You can teach what you know.
Stephen once told me, “The first job of leader is to inspire trust. The second job is to extend it.”
I hope that some of the leaders you’ve read about in this space have inspired you with their message, and I’m grateful that you put your trust in me to share it. Now how will you extend it to others?
Think about who you know that’s trying to achieve. It might be a student. A direct report. Your boss. The visionary leader of your company. Your kids. Your sister or a friend. Who needs to know what you know, and how can you share it?
And please, let me know if I can help. At www.TheInnerEdge.com, there are books, workbooks, eBooks, a thriving community of leaders, and coaching opportunities all designed for you. It’s our job to help you.
So you can get an edge.