“What would your leadership report card look like today? A’s across the
board?” asks Antonio Garrido, CEO of My Daily Leadership and author of the book My Daily Leadership – a powerful roadmap for leadership success.
We discuss the surprising power of journalling for leaders.
“If you aspire to leadership start journalling” he advises. “You’ll stumble
at first trying to understand what you want to write, how much time to invest
in your journal. You’ll wonder about the ROI (it may be worth calculating the
COI (cost of inaction), how and if it will help you. You’ll never know until
you give it a go”
He invites you to ask yourself, “Am I future-proofing myself, my people and my business? How close to achieving my full potential am I? How close to our full potential are we achieving collectively as a team? How do I know I am learning what I need to learn?”
Antonio highlights 4 core components in need of a leader’s special and consistent attention –
I took 2 pages of notes during our call. Bring a notepad and pen, turn on “airplane mode” or “Do not disturb” and learn. Antonio learned his leadership skills in the trenches at the feet of a great leader. He describes an economy of effort and the achievement of success through concerted collective effort. That comes from deep reflection and understanding of the circumstances, the context and choices to be made. Keeping a calm head whilst those around you are losing theirs marks out those who might lead.