Want to get better? Work out.

Your job as a leader is to create the conditions that enable others to willingly, enthusiastically, and repeatedly engage and contribute to shared important work. It is the job of a coach to help you get better at doing that.

To get better at anything we need to practice; we need to work out.

Every day, people observe your behavior and decide, “What do I think about this person as a leader?” and “Do I trust this person? People talk. And sometimes they talk about what they observe about you and your leadership. When they do, what are they saying? Do you push the limits? Do you inspire willing, enthusiastic, and repeated engagement? Do you bring out the best in others?

To get better at leadership, you need to know what specifically you need to get better at. What do you want to get better at and what will you need to learn or unlearn, start or stop in order to get better and to have people notice?

To help you focus your thinking around these questions and identify your leadership workout goals, we’ve put together a leadership branding exercise that’s we’ve used with hundreds of leaders around the world. We’ll be sharing it via our new monthly #UltraLeadership Workout Newsletter launching in the next couple weeks. These monthly messages are meant to be a regular reminder and resource that helps you work out at getting better at leading others for your organization. Each month you’ll have access to tested and proven tools and activities to help you get better at leadership.

If you’d like to be on our #UltraLeadership Workout mailing list, send me a private message with your email address and you won’t miss a single workout.

P.S. Have you read my book, Ultra Leadership – Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change? I’d be grateful if you’d take a few minutes and write a review. If you haven’t read it yet, you can purchase it here.

Marshal Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestseller, Triggers says, “Anyone facing stagnant processes, corporate infighting, and the usual roadblocks at work will deeply appreciate the great lessons in Ultra Leadership! Adopt a breakthrough leadership strategy that will fundamentally change your work place, and your personal leadership style, for the better!”