“When I get to the top, then I’ll learn to lead”
“When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” John Wooden
Remind yourself about Law#3 in the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is “Leadership develops daily, not in a day.”
I’ve met more leaders who hold onto this myth than the others. Or at least it seems that way. In fact, 80% of my work as a leadership coach comes to me because of this… In particular, I have found that the stronghold of this myth lies in HR. “We’ll invest in their leadership development….
When they have the position of leader”
You’ve just gone and promoted someone into a senior leadership role who hasn’t yet bothered to learn how to lead! Now we’re playing catch up.
Develop your leadership deliberately daily and soon you will have the job title to go along with it. And guess what? You’ll be better prepared and ready to actually do the leadership they’re paying you to do.
#3 The Influence Myth