Boss’s Tip of the Week: Get a Leadership Development Buddy

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Many people who exercise have a workout buddy they go to the gym and work out with. Runners have running buddies.

Those buddies increase the likelihood that you’ll exercise or run on days when you’d rather sit on the couch and eat pizza. They develop along with you so you’re sharing similar problems and working out solutions together.

Try using a Leadership Development Buddy the same way. Pick someone at the same stage that you are. Read the same books and go to the same classes. Then discuss them and plan how you’ll use what you’ve learned. Help each other solve problems. Critique each other’s performance.

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