There’s a little confusion about this simple word, the “edge.” When I say getting an edge, I don’t mean elbowing out the crowd or being edgy or going over the edge. I mean, as I say in The Inner Edge, being your best. Not the best – your best.
You don’t get to be an exceptional leader by trying to be like someone else. I don’t want you to become a great leader by changing who you are. I want you to become a great leader by becoming more of who you are.
So remember, you’re looking for your edge. As my mentor Dr. Heidi McKenna used to call it, your “growing edge “- the place where you have the opportunity to be malleable, to be changed, and to grow.
Getting an edge means understanding what will give you the edge at this time. It might mean sharpening your vision. It might mean shoring up your weaknesses. It could mean developing your strengths. It could mean getting a promotion. It might mean starting a business or gaining more market share with the one you have.
If this helps you achieve what you want to achieve better and faster, and in a way that’s more natural and enjoyable for you, then you’re getting the edge.
And if you’d like to learn more about how to get an edge and be your best, join us for the Inner Edge Book Club. Just go to www.TheInnerEdge.com and click on Community, or just click here. We’d love to have you.