” The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd”
Develop an awareness around these 6 characteristics and watch your life and leadership grow beyond your imagination!
Below is a detailed transcript of this weeks message
Hi everybody, it’s Greg Drolet with today Message From the Road and as you can see it is another gorgeous day. As I was riding today I got to thinking about leaders and the characteristics of a leader.
The word itself gives us the foundation to explore: A real LEADER does the following:
Laughs: What’s he laughing at? Certainly not his team. No, a real leader doesn’t take himself too seriously. He leads without the need of a title and he has learned to laugh at himself. Laugh at the situations he’s put himself and his team in. A leader is transparent and has learned to laugh when things don’t go quite the way he expected. He understands that both he and his team are human and mistakes are going to happen.
Encourages: A leader encourages his team, knowing that like him they are not perfect. Stuff is going to happen at times.
Ken Blanchard, talks about the importance of “catching your people doing something right.”
Encourage them, let them know what a spectacular job they did. If they didn’t do it quite right, encourage them and help them learn from the experience by asking “what can you learn from this experience?”
Acts: Real leaders are action driven. They don’t procrastinate. When they know there’s a job to get done they do it, and develop a team of people that also take action. That’s part of a real leader’s job, developing their people.
Determination: Napoleon Hill called it a burning desire! They’ve got a purpose, they’re fueled by their passion and they live their entire life this way. They don’t sit around. They know what needs to be done and do it! They live life purposefully.
Energizes: Real leaders bring an energy to the table, to their team, and their family. They apply the energy to all areas of their life, not just business. The first person we need to lead and energize is ourselves.
Responsible: As John Maxwell likes to point out, a leader needs to be response-able. They respond to situations as they arise and take appropriate action. They also hold themselves responsible for the results they and the team create.
So until next time, keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading! Everyone can learn to lead, start with YOU!
What’s happening on your life journey? Feel free to comment below so that we can all share in each others adventures. What areas of your life would you like to become stronger in?
If you like what you see, hear and read, pass this on to your family, friends and business associates and encourage them to join for free our growing community of HEALTHY LEADERS! Just click on subscribe so you don’t miss any of what our friends have to say.