Although there are thousands of leadership books, millions of leadership gurus, leadership isn’t something you can simply read about… you have to do it. So many people talk a great leadership theory however their application is flawed and that’s primarily because they try to make it so difficult. Leadership is 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. If you wan’t to be good at it, technique does matter. You have a continuum from dog paddlers to Olympic swimmers.
Leadership Is Simple and boils down to these 10 Simple Things:
- Believe In Yourself
- Believe In Others
- Point The Direction
- Understand That Team Matters
- Create an Environment For Growth and Develop Others
- Take Some Risks
- Truly Care About Others
- Inspire and Motivate Others
- Move People From Where They Are To Where They Need To Be
- dream BIG. think BIGGER.
Often times managers make leadership more difficult than it has to be. 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.