What does it mean to be addicted? In an ever-changing world, business environment, and political climate, it’s easy to find ourselves addicted to a number of things. Whether it’s an addiction to technology, to the media, to a specific substance, or even to a particular type of behavior, addiction has the potential to impact all of us in a negative way if we’re not careful!
But, what does it mean to be an A.D.D.I.C.T.? Specifically, a leadership addict? Is it possible for good leaders to become great through a positive addiction to leadership? In particular, an addiction to specific behaviors that have the potential to influence ourselves and others in a positive way(?) I think so.
Recently, I founded LeadershipAddict.com with the intent of giving aspiring and seasoned leaders alike the information they need to be successful in their roles. As Leadership Addict grows in the months and years ahead, it is my intention that we will provide additional tools and resources to help you lead more effectively, with more influence, and ultimately with more success by exploring the topics of leadership, purpose in our life and work, the importance of self-awareness, and finding balance, meaning and fulfillment in our lives.
So, with that in mind, I began thinking. What are six specific behaviors that leaders could continually engage in on their journey to a positive addiction to leadership and to serving others?
Here they are.
Nathan R Mitchell is America’s Leading Empowerment CoachTM and the Founder of Leadership Addict. In 2010 he founded the business and leadership development company, Clutch Consulting. He is also a Certified Member of The John Maxwell Team. Originally from Springfield MO, Nathan earned his B.S. in Management and an MBA from Missouri State University. His purpose in life is to empower others to lead to their full leadership potential.