6 Leadership Insights From Marathons

PUBLICATION: Switch and Shift
AUTHOR: Chris Stricklin

DATE: December 10, 2014

Life goals. They are what drive us. They are the measure by which we evaluate our success and the lens through which we determine our satisfaction. Like many, I have both professional life goals and personal ones. The goal we will discuss here involved completing what is seen as one of the greatest feats of human endurance—a 26.2 mile race with modern-era origins tracing to Greece in 1896. My desire to fill this square on the personal life goal list is about personal challenge, testing limits and proving the ability to go the distance. Through this experience, I learned more about myself than I ever imagined. Further, it presented clear implications to leadership lessons on which I think of often on the journey to become a better leader… as I run the leadership marathon.