Happy Monday. Have a wonderful start to your week. Have a great day. Enjoy.
Always do your best……strive to be the best leader that you can be, by being a great human being. Sometimes leaders tend to put achieving results ahead of treating people well. They may view being relational and caring for people as being weak. They have placed achieving results above all else and while this may produce early wins; eventually they alienate the very people whom they rely on. To be a successful leader we need to understand the wisdom of treating people well and valuing them, while inspiring them to achieve organizations goals. Because the leader who only pushes people to pursue goals has missed the most important aspect of their leadership. They have missed that we are all wired for connection. That people will burst through a wall for someone who values them and gives them a vision for the future. Leadership is about developing great strategies and gaining the trust and respect of your people.
It is about knowing when to get out of your own way. It is knowing that words are powerful, and that they have a profound effect on people. A leader takes responsibility for their words, their tone, and the impact they create. Because, our speech is a window to our soul. It reveals oh so well who we are, what we believe, and what may need healing. How we communicate reveals our values, our principles, and our level of integrity. Remember, a principled person does not divide everything; they don’t label things as good or bad, or better or worse. It’s about inspiring people to unlock their potential. It’s about valuing their contributions and creating space for them to keep doing so. Leaders create more leaders. Amazing leaders understand that a peaceful mind is a powerful mind. Namaste.
Deepak Chopra said “The soul is peaceful, calm, and capable of adapting to any kind of change. These are transpersonal qualities, built into the deepest level of our being. As a leader, you must project these qualities in order to make others feel stable. Instability embodies uncertainty. It makes people feel that the ground beneath their feet is crumbling. Reason can give way to panic. As a leader you are asked to provide a deeper sense of stability. When the circumstances get dicey, uncertainty becomes a powerful stress. Everyone feels alone. To counter the isolation, a leader offers support. The promise of I’ll always be here for you is carried out in actions. A true leader does not suddenly turn and look out for themselves. Rather, their presence has a calming influence, and they serve as a haven in the storm. Leaders build stability by being reliable, supportive, and peaceful.”
Lisa Scott CEC