Tim Milburn has a nice book on leadership entitled, “Leadership Starts with You.” In it he suggests that the fundamental test of leadership is self-leadership:
The real secret to developing strong, lasting leadership starts with YOU learning how to lead YOU. Because the people whom you’ll eventually lead are wondering: If I can’t trust you to lead YOU, how can I trust you to lead ME?
One of the insights he shares in the book is what he calls your growth P.L.A.N. Here’s how it works …
Purpose — What do you need to know and why?
Learning — Where do you want to learn it from? Why?
Assessment — How will you know you learned it?
Next Action — What will you do with what you learned?
His premise is simple: personal growth just doesn’t happen on its own. To read more about P.L.A.N., click here.