Leadership is a journey. It brings us to the highest heights and the lowest lows.
During the journey, it’s easy to lose track of why we’re leading.
That’s why every leader needs to ask himself the question: Why am I leading?
Why Ask Yourself?
Leadership can pull us in so many directions. One day you’re helping a team member discover where he does his best work. The next day you may be calming a quarrel between two people who are having a disagreement.
There will be days where you have no clue what you’re doing. You come to a point where you ask yourself Why?
This is why we must ask ourselves why are we leading? Why are we choosing a position of leadership?
Asking ourselves this simple question can corral us back into effective leadership and help us regain our focus. Without that focus, our leadership is spotty at best. Dangerous, at worst.