A choice to intentionally enter a process that will assist you to increase your ability to perform and at some point lead others.
Sure you are, you just don’t realize it. Leadership is not about position; it’s about you having confidence in your ability to make decisions that may affect others.
Yes. Self-development is not only rewarding, but it also builds your competence & credibility as an employee which sets the foundation to lead others. Without self-leadership, leading others is not possible.
My belief in leadership development is based on having a growth mindset, with transparent accountability. This means when I learn something, I need to teach it to someone else to reinforce that learning. That is continued growth and transparency at the same time. When we develop ourselves, we build competence and confidence; that brings along credibility. When we have each, we earn the ability to lead others; that’s when everyone wins. To quote a colleague, “winning is contagious”.
It depends – What you decide to invest is dependent upon your commitment which you place in the value of your development.
Your investment will differ based on service, length of time, and products necessary at the time.