When you work your muscles using weights and intentional lifts, you become physically stronger.
When you intentionally engage and work at specific skills and leadership practices, you strengthen your leadership.
The opposite is also true.
Over time muscles that are not used or strengthened become weaker and will eventually begin to atrophy.
The same idea is true about your leadership.
The skill and influence you have today as a leader will slowly decrease if you do not continually practice leading what you have not yet led (more weight) and intentionally grow your leadership ability.
There are a number of ways to strengthen your leadership such as receive coaching, read good books, listen to helpful podcasts, and participate in roundtables etc.
But you need targeted and specific skills (muscles) to work on if you want to be able to measure the progress of your growth as a leader.
And that requires practice.Read More