Challenging myself to better my skills as a group leader.
|It is my goal to improve my life by helping others improve theirs. I think that this is the best win-win I can think of. I am completely focused on helping my group and less on myself because I truly believe that if my members achieve their goals I will achieve mine. That is why I decided that self-improvement was in order. My group has been lagging in engagement. I know that I did start my group in an awkward time of year-the middle of December when everyone is preparing for Christmas. So, I decided that I would post my daily posts, like setting your goals for the week, and wait for the holiday to be over. While I was running my group I did notice that some of my members were seeing my posts but not engaging. That made me wonder “Am I doing something wrong? Is there more I could be doing to motivate my group?”
I decided to try and emulate my own group leaders. I started paying more attention to their emails and posts and figuring out exactly what they were posting and emailing about. I practically ate up my leaders’ content. But I have a program coming up-the first program I will be offering my group. I realized that I needed to step up my game in a quicker way.
My solution was to begin an online leadership course called “What Good Leaders Do”. It is a bunch of lectures about leadership and being a good boss. I want my group to be a collaborative effort, but I saw no harm in learning what bosses and leaders do and how to lead well. I did start “Transition To Success”, so my members are, probably, looking to me for their next moves. It has been very eye opening, so far. I have learned what happens when people take on leadership roles and how the people under them might view them and their actions.
This course has helped me shape the kind of leader I want to be. I love to learn, so I am hoping that running my group will offer me more opportunities to learn and grow.