Leadership Personified

Another nugget from Dr. John C. Maxwell regards a few pointers that leaders personify.  To make yourself the kind of person who attracts others,

  1. Love life!  Why?, because people are drawn to those who genuinely enjoy life.  ‘Nuf said.
  2. Give people hope.  Why?, because hope is a gift and we all love to receive gifts. Seriously, leaders can be characterized as “dealers in hope.”  Bestow hope to others, and they will be grateful for their interaction with you.
  3. Put a “10” on every person’s head.  Why?, because it is always in a team’s best interests to know that their leader expects the best of them.  Whether they rise to the challenge is up to them, but as leaders, they must have a sure understanding that your expectation is excellence.  Dr. Maxwell says that expecting the best of others helps them think more highly of themselves, and at the same time, it also helps the leader.   I see this quite often with a wonderful lady named Rosie O’neal. She is a minister and in every interaction with her, she encourages.  As much as possible, she pours into people to help them reach their potential.  People far and near love her for it.
  4. Share yourself.  Why?, because people love REAL people.  People appreciate leaders who share of their victories as well as challenges, struggles, the good and the bad of their journeys.  Few people have reached a mountaintop without bruises.  Fewer people still are willing to follow and respect those who are too prideful to admit it.

#leaders  #character #realpeople

Choose to Create Great Habits

I apologize but I cannot recall from whence I heard/read this statement, but it stayed with me.

“You make the choice to create great habits. Are your leadership habits today on par with your goals for tomorrow?”

#leadership #goals #choices #habits

P.S.  I need to apply this to working out.  I used to LOVE doing some form of a work out.  Will have to ponder my downward trajectory and attitude about the matter and make a decision to be more consistent.  Oy vay!  Meanwhile, I’ll celebrate having made the decision to consistently eat better a few years ago and staying with it.  Gotta celebrate the triumphs while working on improvements.

Leadership Principles

It’s no secret that I love studying leadership, though I don’t do it as fervently as I did when I was pursuing my last degree.  Specifically, I appreciate gaining progressive knowledge about what it means to lead well, whether one is leading one or many.  So, I recently decided to revisit some of my favorite leadership principles and decided to share them with you.

From John C. Maxwell’s Leadership Gold:

*Leadership is the passion to make a difference with others.

*Leadership is being dissatisfied with the current reality.

*Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses.

**Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations.

Does any of the above linger with your heart?  Do you have any to share?