Leadership is such a huge topic that can be talked about for days on end. In this episode, Cayla shares stories, quotes, and inspiration for her own lessons in leadership. Using the book Leadership Gold by John Maxwell, Cayla sums up 4 of the 26 points the author discusses in length and how they are applicable to any leader at any level, including those who are just starting out on their journey.
Listen to this episode for tips on learning from other people’s mistakes and successes, adopting the Law of Significance, handling criticism, and investing in personal and professional growth. Remember that you are your biggest asset and your development is crucial to your success as a leader.
You will learn:
[2:02] - What would it mean to you to learn from another leader’s mistakes?
[3:09] - Learn from other people’s successes.
[4:00] - A misconception of leadership is that it is lonely at the top.
[5:17] - You must avoid positional thinking and using your title to persuade people.
[6:15] - Adopt the Law of Significance.
[7:54] - Seek accountability with a partner.
[10:51] - How you show up in times of stress and learning lessons is crucial. Face failure and rise above it to handle it right.
[12:59] - How do you handle criticism?
[14:40] - Maintain the right attitude.
[15:27] - Regarding criticism, the source matters.
[17:13] - Leaders must be able to deal with reality. There are 4 steps to a true reality check.
[19:01] - Face reality and make decisions accordingly.
[20:22] - Leadership development happens over a period of time.
[21:23] - Experts say you should spend 10% on investing in your personal growth.