What is a leader?

Happy Friday!

I hope you've had a great week full of progress and you're ending the week with a great attitude!

Gr(eat) Attitude :)

A leader is a term that's thrown around so often now, it's given to people in business, in life, in sport, but what actually does it mean to be a leader?

This is something I think about a lot and try to pass on to my coaching clients and teams and this is what I think.

I think to be a leader means somebody who is engaged in the leadership process and consistently intends to engage in the leadership process.

I think that they do that despite all of the things that are coming at them from many different directions, despite people wanting their time, wanting their energy and tasks demanding their attention.

How do you know if you're engaged in the leadership process?

Here's a short video of me discussing this

Well, I have two questions for you.

The first question is one to ask of yourself.

Do you focus on the strengths of your team and openly praise those strengths?

 

That question will give you a lot of insight in how much you are engaged in the leadership process. It doesn't take a lot of time to discover but it does take intentional effort to act on it.

How could you openly praise strengths in your team today?

The second question is one to ask of your team. This question can give you a huge amount of information, and the question simply is, do I listen enough?

You'll learn a huge amount about yourself and about your team and their willingness to engage with you with honesty by asking these two simple questions, one of yourself and one of others.

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If you don't ask these questions, then how can you hope to understand whether you're fully engaged in the leadership process or not?

So ask and answer those questions today and act on what you find out.

Let me know what you think about this and if you act on it I'd love to hear your experience.

Thank you, have an amazing day on purpose.

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