Episode #122: Aware, Assess, Adjust
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
This week, we’re calling upon the words of Rob McKinnon, author of Lead Like You Were Meant To. In his book, McKinnon talks about “four-dimensional leaders” who lead in the dimensions of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. The best leaders who use this framework show three main traits in these categories. They are aware, they assess, and they adjust.
Aware, Assess, Adjust: According to McKinnon, to be a great leader, we must first become aware of ourselves and the roadblocks we face. Often times we don’t think twice about these things, as we get into a rhythm of being on “autopilot.” Becoming more intentional about our awareness can help us identify things that are keeping us from our goals. Bring awareness to how you are physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Assessing how we’re doing in the four dimensions can also help us understand where we are struggling or where we are excelling, serving as a prioritization tool for where we need to spend more time working on ourselves or our team. It shows us how far we are in certain areas from achieving our “best.” McKinnon’s best practice is to assess our four dimensions on a scale of 1-10 to identify where we have a gap.
And finally, once we’ve become aware and assessed how we are, we need to make adjustments. These adjustments fall into short and long-term shifts that will increase strength and balance in our dimensions.
This week, we encourage you to go through the process of being aware, assessing, and adjusting yourself, becoming more intentional in your leadership, and accomplishing your goals.