A good friend of mine says leaders must constantly “assess, adjust, improve, make mistakes and own them.”
We could describe this as the cycle of leadership. The principle shows that leaders know who they are and always seek improvement.
One of the ways to accomplish this is by asking difficult questions.
Do we really want to be a leader?
What is the motivation behind our desire to lead?
Are we willing to make the necessary sacrifices to lead effectively?
Will we commit ourselves to the task of continually developing our abilities to lead?
These provide a foundation to help us know who we are and improve our approach to leadership.