It is that time of year ago when people start thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to be better about something in their life. While many people–40-45 percent of us–set one around being healthier, many set them around being better bosses or leaders.
The biggest problem with New Year’s resolutions, though, is that they do not work regardless of what we set them for because they do not really inspire us to change. In fact, just eight percent of people actually succeed.
So if you want to be a better leader, simply starting 2018 by saying, “I will be a better leader,” is not the path to succeeding.
What can you do instead to inspire your people, help them grow, and guide your business to more success?
Try a New Year’s Revolution.
What is it? Instead of simply stating your intention or hope to be better, grasp onto the word revolution, and make some major changes. That is, you have to take action.
Here is a five-step action plan you to put right into practice your first day back from the holiday. I used this myself in a past leadership role when I felt the honeymoon period had worn off after my first year on the job, and I wanted to get the team inspired to keep participate with me in moving things forward more.
This post is inspired by my best-selling book, “Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day” available in print, eBook and audio book formats. It originally appeared in my Inc.com column on January 2nd, 2018.