What does leadership mean to you? Leadership is more than some fancy title. It has little to do with who you are. A leader stands out from the crowd and shines in all they do, from the way the person talks, looks and acts. A great leader lives with integrity; they are congruent in words and in actions, honest, trustworthy, authentic and compassionate. If you want to be a leader others wish to follow, you have to become the leader that you would follow. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to develop and become the leader others want to follow.
A Leader knows it’s about the people and not about themselves. Lead from the front. It’s important to focus on the people you sponsor and what they desire. Learn to do less telling what to do, and start asking more questions to learn more about them. You can learn a lot about a person by asking questions. Do more listening than talking, to really find the problems, so you can find solutions for the problems, and give solid advice.
A leader inspires trust and action. One of the best things about being a leader is the privilege to share goals and dreams with members on your team. You can lead others with your words and actions, and earn your members trust, and inspire them to build their business and develop their skills. Your own actions inspire your members to believe in themselves and accelerate.
A leader is also out in the trenches doing it every day. When your people see you out actually doing what you’re advising them to do, they will then have more respect and trust in what you have to say. Lead by example, people believe what they see, not what they hear.
A leader offers the team hope and inspiration. Decide today to be the leader that offers a positive experience, and make a great difference in someone’s life. When you do, you will also see a change in your own life. Start today to give hope to those who have no faith, offer encouragement to those who are afraid, inspire others by helping them discover their talents.
A leader helps the team plan for success. It is impossible to know what direction to take, and how to know when you have reached your goals without a plan. A map to see which direction and steps to take is essential to success. You have to decide where you are now in your life, and where you want to be. This is what leaders do for their team. Help them map out a plan for action. Leaders teach the team goal setting techniques, and how to develop a strategic plan for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual plans of action to help the team reach goals faster.
You will reap the financial rewards, and see the profound effect you have that empowers those around you; when you are a leader who strives to help members be the best they can be. You will see your team blossom and shine, and become a true leader others will follow.