Any successful person will eventually come to the realisation that the thing that’s stopping them from achieving greater results is … themselves.
We can (and should!) talk about mindset, skillset, drive, emotional intelligence, and so on. But ultimately what it’s going to come down to are the observable habits and behaviours that result from all of that.
In other words:
How to be a better leader? Adopt better leadership behaviours.
But how do we do that?
Unfortunately, it’s extremely difficult for adults to change their behaviour in meaningful ways. Indeed, you might want to ask yourself “when was the last time I actually did successfully sustain a meaningful behaviour change?”
What’s more, if changing personal habits (like eating, exercise, reading, …) are hard enough, leadership habits involving other people is an even bigger challenge.