On Friday SOS Leadership had the honor of being a part of the Williamson County HR Management Association’s “Creating a Positive Organizational Culture” event. SOS Co-Founder Bill Moyer was the keynote speaker and Partner Amber Fogarty was the panel moderator at an event that sought to show HR professionals how they can become active and effective business partners to their companies through values-based leadership. Bill focused on the importance of organizations building a development culture, focused on the personal and professional growth of employees at all levels.
A key theme of Bill’s message was this:
“If you don’t grow, you go.”
This theme ties in nicely with this Chinese proverb:
“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
It is an important reminder for all of us. No matter where we are in our careers, in our lives, there is always room for growth. At times our growth is rapid and life-altering. At other times it may be painfully slow, an uphill walk (in the snow) that seems to take a lifetime. But we should never stand still.
Change is never easy, but it is necessary, especially if we seek to lead at a higher level. Are you choosing to grow? If you don’t grow, where will you go?