Although there are thousands of leadership books and leadership gurus to learn from, leadership isn’t something you can simply read about. It takes more than reading or trying to implement tactics derived from a leadership workshop. Leadership is something that you have to do, it’s an experiential science. It’s not rocket science; it’s a simple science.
Leadership is just like swimming — you can’t just read about swimming, you have to get in the water, kick your feet and stroke your arms. Leadership is the exact same way — you have to get in the leadership waters, kick your feet and stroke your arms.
The Simple Science Of Leadership Boils Down To These Simple Things:
- Believe In Yourself
- Believe In Others
- Point The Direction
- Embrace The Concept Of Team
- Provide An Environment For Growth
- Inspire and Motivate Others
- Move People From Where They Are To Where The Need To Be
- Develop, Develop, Develop, & Develop
- dream BIG. think BIGGER.
Often times managers make leadership more difficult than it has to be, by micro-managing, trying to hard, squashing creativity and making a simple science into rocket science. Leadership is about influence and relationships. Leadership Is Simple.
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu says it this way, “When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.” Simply put, it was simple.
Is leadership that simple? Share your thoughts and experiences with leadership being made more difficult than it had to be.