“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”–M. D. Arnold
Finding GREAT leaders is NOT easy!
We came up with the 7 ingredients that make GREAT leaders so awesome.
Passion is important because if you have it, then it will radiate to others around you. the more passionate you are about what you do, the more productive you are. others see that passion and want me to be more like you.
“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” –John C. Maxwell
Perseverance Your ability to persevere will make you an awesome leader too. What if Moses gave up when Pharaoh would not let the Israelite go after the sixth plague?
Let’s say you are trying to split stone, after and the stone splits after you hit it 101 times and find a huge golden nugget. What if you gave up on the swing number 99 or 100?
“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” –Publilius Syrus
Compassion: Having compassion for others is key to being a great leader.
Without compassion, leaders will lack the ability to truly appreciate the sacrifice of those on the team.
“When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway
Empathy goes hand-in-hand with Compassion. If you have no empathy for others then you will never be a GREAT leader.
“Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share the pain.” –Max Depree
The Little Things That Matter A lot of “bosses” have forgotten how important the little things really are.
Like remembering a birthday, anniversary (work or relationship), and so much more.
Take time to make the little things a priority.
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold Glasow
Putting Others First Making others a priority is essential to becoming an outstanding leader.
Too often as we move up the promotion ladder and forget to put others first.
We become too involved in our own priorities and forget about those around us.
“To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell
Moral Compass have one is vital. Your compass is what helps to keep you on the right track. It is what you use to guide you in every decision you make.
“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” –Ray Kroc
Endurance and Perseverance are close to the same.. Having endurance is the ability to keep going even when you are exhausted. When you get bored with a project you find a way to rejuvenate yourself and the team.
“A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” –Joel Barker