Leadership matters. Your leadership matters. A good leader changes the course of organizations, entire industries, states, countries, and even the global landscape. I’m honored to introduce you to a book that will not only help you lead now, but will help you lead well.
- HUMBLE: “Who am I?”
- HUNGRY: “Where do I want to go?”
- HUSTLE: “How will I get there?”
In the book H3 Leadership Loemenick dives further into sub-sets of questions to answer to go along with each of these. Here is the basic overview of the book:
- Self-Discovery: Know who you are
- Openness: Share the real you with others
- Meekness: Remember it’s not about you
- Conviction: Stick to your principles
- Faith: Prioritize your day so God is first
- Assignment: Live out your calling
- Ambition: Develop an appetite for what’s next
- Curiosity: Keep learning
- Passion: Love what you do
- Innovation: Stay current, creative, and engaged
- Inspiration: Nurture a vision for a better tomorrow
- Bravery: Take calculated risks
- Excellence: Set standards that scare
- Stick-with-it-ness: Take the long view
- Execution: Commit to completion
- Team Building: Create an environment that attracts and retains the best and brightest
- Partnership: Collaborate with colleagues and competitors
- Margin: Nurture healthier rhythms
- Generosity: Leave the world a better place
- Succession: Find power in passing the baton
While there is much that I like about this book and many lessons a leader can take away from it there is alot of information that can be applied. I can see myself re-reading this a couple more times in various seasons. For today I will focus on two big takeaways that can be challenges for me.
My Two Big Takeaways:
A Habit of Stick-With-It-Ness: Take the Long View
The modern tendency is to assume that “newer” always means “better.” Whenever we hear about a new process or product, we want to pitch our old one and attain the newer, “better” one. But this behavior is not actually innovation; it is impulsiveness. True creativity is discerning, and it balances the need for “new” with patience and perseverance.
2. A Habit of Meekness: Remember It’s Not About You
FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE. I can be quick to judge an idea or find faults before I recognize the benefits. So I try hard to find something I like when someone offers a thought.