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As leaders or managers in your industry, it is easy to get caught up in your day-to-day responsibilities. Often, leaders are trying to keep their head above water to complete tasks on a daily, monthly or yearly basis.

While encouraging, mentoring or problem solving with others in their organization, leaders spend a great deal of time focusing on giving team members tools and advice to be successful in their role. It’s not uncommon for leaders to then neglect their own professional growth by being focused on others and the organization.

To grow both professionally and personally, I encourage leaders to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. The idea may sound scary, but the life lessons and experiences will far outweigh any fears. Leaders draw on their past experiences to guide others. By branching out and experiencing something new, leaders become able to see things from a different perspective.