Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
Leadership is a state of mindfulness and self-empowerment bringing a change of circumstances bettering oneself in work and community to serve others in their own leadership development process. It is about stepping out from the status quo, being first to offer an idea, an inspiration, a movement to positive affect. Good leadership is necessary in times of great change and we are always in change.
The journey begins with an inquiry and desire to bring about change in oneself to excel – it is not about changing others, rather it is about living in the authenticity of self that brings the best of one’s passion, talent, and humanity. Even in mature years, many leaders struggle with knowing who they are and what they really want. Becoming a leader brings this to light. Most think you need everything else to happen in order to make a change. This line of thinking just holds back one’s self.
Whether you wish to lead a change in career, lifestyle or an organization, developing awareness, skills, and mindset is needed. A coach, counselor or mentor acts as an inquisitor, a challenger, and an advocate to crack barriers in thinking, improve feelings and well being and bring presence to structuring a new world view, greater values, and higher consciousness.
Health, diet, mindset, family life and work conditions may be considerations in prescribing a path for change.
Developing attributes of a good leader:
A leader is a learner, finding information that makes a difference. A leader finds commonalities in the people they surround themselves with. A leader invites feedback and learns from the exchange. Soft skills and emotional intelligence are also necessary to influence people in a positive manner.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer