There is something no one is going to tell you about leadership.
You will have to learn this one on your own. It is not that they do not want you to know. No one is trying to keep this from you. It isn’t a secret. But it simply comes to you by experience as a leader.
Here’s a nugget of wisdom you may need:
If you’re a leader, you’ll never get to a point of really being satisfied.
No one will tell you that about leadership.
You’ll always want more. Bigger. Better. Next.
You’ll want more growth. More leaders. And you’ll want more from you and your team.
And if you don’t know it you may falsely assume something is wrong with you.
The reality is you can be content without being satisfied. I have defined contentment as “being satisfied right now with where God has allowed you to be right now.” Be content with that. He has you where you need to be for now. And He’s using this season in you. (That’s a sermon for another day.)
Satisfaction is achieving all you can.
It’s being at your best all the time. In every area of the organization.
No leader I know has done that yet.
Leadership is all about going somewhere new. Doing something better. Achieving more than we have currently – ultimately for the people and organizations we are trying to lead. And your lack of complete satisfaction is what keeps you leading.
And now you know.
Join Nate and I for the Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast. We are always looking for new content, so if there are leadership issues you would like us to cover, please let me know. And subscribe now, so you won’t miss the next one.
(NOTE: If you are looking for a leadership/organizational coach or consultant, keep me in mind. My schedule is opening to more opportunities. You can easily email me at email@example.com.)