What a difference 5 years makes

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My phone finally died after many years of faithful service. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, getting my new device set up was a breeze. In fact, the process even provided its own leadership lesson.

As my photos were lovingly restored from my last backup, I decided to have a peek. I swiped through an endless stream of pics I had captured over the years. Frame by frame, I saw younger versions of my kids, my pets, and myself.

What a difference five years makes.

This led me to think about the trajectory of our professional development. We’re often so caught up in today’s pressing demands that we lose a bit of perspective. My “memory lane” experience was fresh in my mind during a recent mentorship conversation.

I asked my mentee a question that had never occurred to me before:

What if the you from 5 years ago were leading your team today? What would be different?

We both enjoyed the thought exercise so much that I decided to craft a fillable worksheet that captures its essence.

Download it now to reflect on just how far you’ve come on your leadership journey, and how much better off your organization

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