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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Most people see leadership as something people do in front of others, but true leadership starts within each of us. It starts with knowing your true purpose and aim and then acting on that knowledge in a way that remains true to your core values.
True, Positive Leadership involves:
Thinking – a true leader will dig deep inside to gain knowledge about herself in order to learn what her core values are. If you do not know yourself, you cannot lead else effectively.
Feeling – true leaders have a deep capacity for understanding the plight of others because they are completely honest with themselves that they are not perfect; therefore, they are able to find compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness for others.
Doing – true leaders allow deep and meaningful experiences in life so that they are able to engage fully in activities that enable them and others to realise their full potential.
If you are missing this kind of joy and fulfillment in your life, perhaps it is time to do the work that needs to be done to reach your highest potential.
Ask yourself the following questions:
· Have you sought to look within to find your own core values and convictions?
· Have you fully examined the logic behind your views?
· Do your convictions match up with values that uplift humankind?
· Do your actions match up with your convictions?
· Are you living your life as a leader in private and in public?
· Do you feel as if you are merely surviving or thriving?
If you are unsure about your answers, seek to empower yourself through books, education, seminars, counseling, life coaching, and/or positive and powerful friendships of like-minded people.
If you are currently unhappy with your place in the world, try new experiences, new friends, and new ways to break out of whatever is holding you back.
Do not give up because once you find your leader within you will be able to move from survival, begin to thrive, and live the life you want.