How Leaders Form New Habits and Implement Significant Change

Leaders are expected to be organised and to lead by example for the rest of the group. perhaps throughout the 20th century. Today's environment of rapid change need leaders who not only encourage but also model new behaviours. How do we go about doing that?

When It All Started

The fact that a leader has done anything qualifies them as a leader. But you can't build your continued leadership on your former success. Change is fuelled by new ideas, new technologies, and new standards. Leaders occasionally forget how they felt at the start of the journey. Being new usually causes discomfort, awkwardness, and a lack of confidence. Your first attempt at something is frequently your worst. Return to the beginner's mindset and prepare for that.

Awful first attempts

In our initial tries, we are all terrible. Because of this, we refer to them as Awful First Attempts (AFA). You have the wrong mindset and expectations if you believe you will succeed the first time and come across as a "natural." You do, in fact, need your AFAs.

AFAs are humiliating.

They treat us like clumsy newbies. People may make fun of us (possible, but not likely). You must laugh at yourself. Instead of clinging to the respect due to a leader, put your attention on having fun like a child. You'll make the learning process commonplace for other people as well.

When the Change Really Happens

AFAs are the foundation of any habit or shift. If you prepare for it, you'll be ready for the hard work. Through sustained work and advancement through time, change occurs. All of us begin with AFAs. Leaders persist and keep in mind that this is the process. Growth requires patience, small steps toward improvement, and constancy. A little laughter and acceptance of the process can help you start noticing the changes.