Accumulating knowledge without taking action is merely a method of passing the time. In this new year I have made a commitment to continue to learn and grow, in an even more narrow field. One of the ways I will do this is by deconstructing all that I am reading, watching and hearing so that I can be of greater service to those around me. In this short article, you will find the 5 most powerful leadership lessons that I learned from an interview with the England Rugby Coach, Eddie Jones.
#1. Get out of your head If you’re wrestling with something and can’t seem to find a way forward, empty your head into a journal. Turn over a crisp, fresh page and download all that you are thinking and feeling. Write down your perfect outcome, the current situation, your thoughts, feelings, opportunities, risks and fears. There is no need to follow a prescriptive process; just give yourself time and space then allow the solutions to appear.
When it comes to leadership, every day is a school day. The best, most successful leaders are undoubtedly the ones who are constantly learning from their successes and from their failures. But learning only has value when it leads to change. In this case ensuring that we optimise the things that are working well whilst ensuring we do not continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. In this week’s article I have shared five of the most significant lessons that I've learned and captured in my journal over the past 12 months. I hope they are of value to you.