It seems so simple.
To become a “master” leader you need to work on both consistency and confidence skills. Right?
But what happens if you are stuck on either the consistency part or the confidence part? How do you move forward to gain a level of masterful leadership? How can you have a transformative, empowered leadership experience?
It’s about the people you are surrounded by! Therefore, choose wisely.
Mastery is gained when you take the time to learn from and interact with leaders, when you practice your skills over and over with peers, when you listen to mentors, when you put into action new ideas and concepts.
Here are five (groups of) people in your life who can help you achieve mastery in leadership.
Those who are in the trenches with you have lots to offer. Together, you can collaborate on methods and put into practice what you learn.
Other ways to learn from peers include:
- Bounce ideas off of each other
- Collaborate on projects
- Ask for peer advice (What would you do…)
- Mastermind meetings
Whether you are leading a team, part of an executive team, or both, don’t think for a minute you aren’t learning anything! Being part of a team allows you to practice leadership skills such as conflict resolution, coaching and yes, how to effectively lead meetings.
Being an active participant in a team, or leading a team is one of the best ways to gain mastery in leadership.
Group activities, and online communities with peers, are great ways to gain mastery in leadership. Starting conversations, leading discussions, resolving conflict and practicing the art of listening are all ways to gain mastery in leadership.
Group activities can be centered around a specific industry, learning unit, career move, competency, leadership skill or even a favorite podcast!
Being part of a group of like-minded leaders will assist you in becoming a better leader.
Where would you be without a mentor?
If you think back about how you got started in your industry, who encouraged you? Who challenged you? Who supported you… that’s your mentor.
What would you do without a mentor?
When you think ahead of where you want to go, who is already there in that space and who is willing to talk to you about career moves, your next challenge and encourage you to forge ahead… that’s your mentor.
Finding and working with a mentor is rewarding and can be life changing.
While a mentor takes you under their wing and doles out advice when it’s needed, a coach gives you a plan to work, a plan to implement on a consistent basis.
Without a coach, getting to the next level of leadership and mastering the most difficult of situations can feel…an impossible level to attain.
Partnering with the right coach as you develop leadership skills will save you time and effort, and potentially give you a more direct path to mastery.
Mastery in Leadership Comes from Working with a Variety of People
In order to lead people, you need to interact with your teams, and when leading people, you need to learn from peers, mentors and coaches.
In short, to lead people you need to listen to people!
How can you gain mastery of agile team coaching in the shortest amount of time?
You can gain leadership mastery by doing the work, of course.
TeamCatapult has developed a journey to masterful coaching for leaders just like you.
A Cohort Journey to Masterful Agile Team Coaching
The Coaching Agility From Within Cohort, our in-depth, 9-month program emphasizes rigorous practice and rich feedback opportunities including skill drills, peer coaching, team coaching, ongoing group work, professional one-on-one coaching, and one-on-one supervision of actual Agile coaching sessions in your own work environment.
You’ll touch on all aspects of coaching, including
- skill drills
- peer coaching
- team coaching
- ongoing group work
- professional one-on-one coaching
- one-on-one supervision of actual Agile coaching sessions in your own work environment
Our cohort program has two starting dates each calendar year; one in the Spring, one in the Fall.
We understand the commitment it requires to be dedicated to a 9-month leadership cohort. Questions may bubble up like, “Is this right for me. Is this the right time?” Therefore we invite you to a conversation about our cohort, whether you are ready to join now, this Fall, or in the next year or two!