Against the Wall

I was sitting at a leadership training, and the speaker started with, “I am just going to throw a bunch of things at the wall and see what sticks.” At first, I thought they were joking. It turned out he stood in front of the audience of leaders and threw out strategies and tips that he thought would be helpful for leaders. Many of the techniques and tips were sound and rooted in best practices. Nothing in the presentation touched on systems or leadership. It was all about personal organization and scheduling. Unfortunately for the audience, they were a better fit for middle or high school students.

I can relate to this presentation. Early in my career, I used to grab as many shiny objects as I could. I would bounce from one idea to the next. I did it personally and professionally. It takes discipline to focus on a few Key Components and improve on a few areas of your life. This seductive shortcut is enhanced when leading adult learning. As professionals, we have sat through countless hours of professional development because someone thought this was a good idea or the solution to their root cause analysis. Even when pointing this out to leaders, most continue down the same path. It is what we know. It isn’t easy to have a growth mindset when applying it to ourselves or leading adult learning.

So, suppose you find yourself in a cycle of not knowing what you accomplished at the end of the day or just trying to survive to the end of the day. In that case, you may want to sign up for a free thirty-minute consultation. I can support you, step back, stop throwing things against the wall, and hit bullseyes every 45 days.

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