We Are All Leaders, Either By Choice or Opportunity. Regardless if it's functioning as a leader with a corporate position, the leader of an organization, a leader in the community or the leader within your family. Our ability to lead and inspire ourselves to reach desired goals and objectives as well as inspire and influence others opens the door to Self-Leadership. How can we lead others if we cannot lead our own lives? This is the question that we all must ponder at some point and one that I have personally taking time out to reflect and explore.
Does this opening statement resonate with you? Are you currently in a high profile leadership role feeling that you often get caught up with being the leader that your corporation mandates, or a leader that someone else expects you to be? We both can most likely agree that rarely does this type of leadership promote the deeper levels of fulfillment that we all yearn to achieve.
As I began to explore and experience the meaning of Self-Leadership and honoring my values, of Authenticity, Excellence and Leadership. I discovered that in order for me to call myself an Authentic Leader, I must gain clarity in knowing what values was driving my leadership role, what principles did I strive to lead with? Did I have the qualities and characteristics required to respond to the tough decisions and lead myself and others forward without a large support team surrounding me? Self-Leadership requires going it along sometimes, doing the inner discovery work and combining it with the actions to achieve the most effective and desired results.
As you read this blog and my views on Self-Leadership you may find yourself not sharing the same desire to test your self-leadership skills to the level that I chose. However, the elements of leadership still remain the same regardless of which path you choose to pursue. Self-Leadership require self-awareness, self-development and the ability to align with values, and purpose in order to reach your fullest potential.
I believe Self-Leadership is the turning point in today's leadership roles and will continue to set the true leaders apart from the masses. A leadership style that promotes increased levels of sustaining fulfillment, long-term success and greater impact on the leader themselves as well as the people they choose to lead.
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