When I wrote my book, Leadership Energy – Unlocking the Secrets to Your Success, my first challenge was defining leadership. To be a leader do you need a title and people reporting to you? How do you know when you are actually leading? Is leadership a separate behavior that you do or don’t do?
There are so many definitions of leadership. How do YOU define leadership?
In my book, I define leadership as the ability to take your aspirations and inspire others to deliver actionable results.
Let me add clarity to this definition and ask you a few questions.
- Aspirations are the passion to focus on a future result.
- What are your aspirations for the future? For yourself? For your team? For your organization?
- Can you clearly articulate these to others?
- Inspiration is the capacity to enroll others to use their aspirations not only for the benefit of an organization, but to satisfy their personal desires and to create measurable outcomes.
- Who do you need to enroll in your aspirations? Do you have a clearly defined list of these individuals?
- Have you identified what each of these individuals aspire to and how working with you creates a win-win for your dreams and theirs?
- Actionable results are the key measuring sticks used to determine success.
- How do you know if you are achieving your aspirations?
- How do you know if you are assisting others to achieve their aspirations?
What is your definition of leadership?
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