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3 Ways You Can Become a Better Leader

Do you want to become a better leader for your family or organization? Kadi Cole, the author of “Sticky Note Leadership,” recommends these three steps.  

Kadi Cole, the author of “Sticky Note Leadership,” is here to help you put a plan together so that you can become a better leader.

If you are interested in leading your organization or maybe your family in a better way, there are a few things you can do to start.

The first and easiest thing to do is to start reading books on leadership. We are lucky to be in a time where there is a lot of writing about leadership available. Kadi recommends getting that information into your mentality and thinking.

When you realize that success is not what you’ve accomplished in a day but what you’ve invested in other people, that is such a different way to think about leadership. The measuring stick for success is different. Kadi recommends listening to podcasts, reading books, or listening to audiobooks on your commute or when you’re working out to begin to understand the leadership principles and concepts.

The next step is to block out some time every week to focus on being in a leader mentality. It’s so easy to live in terms of fires and urgencies that we never quite get ahead.

Kadi often uses parenting in her analogies for leadership. If you only think about what your kids need right in that minute but you’re not planning for their future, then it’s going to be really hard to be able to lead your children well. You will just be managing their daily life, which isn’t good parenting. Kadi blocks time off each week, forcing herself to think and dream ahead for the people she cares about. That way, she knows she’s doing the best for them.

The same is true for you as the leader of a business or organization.

Finally, Kadi recommends that you connect with other leaders and invest in people who can invest in you to think bigger. Look for people who are a few steps ahead of you or people who are leading at higher levels and connect with them.

I would like to thank Kadi for taking the time to talk with us. Be sure to check out her book, “Sticky Note Leadership.” You can probably read it in an afternoon, and you will learn so much.  
If you have any questions for me, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!