Trevor Gay recently shared his 5 leadership words, and encouraged us to do the same. I’m going to share my 5 personal leadership words, for all leadership starts with how you lead your self.
An excellent list of 5 leadership words, and ones I would encourage you to keep in your leadership tool belt.
For me, the list is even simpler:
Authenticity – You must be yourself when you lead. If you’re not, folks will smell you from a mile away, and not your cologne, but your leadership will stink!
Flexibility – You must be willing to change your way of thinking if the information is overwhelmingly against you, and not stick to any set way of thinking.
Discipline – You must have the discipline to stay the course, even when it looks dark and dreary out. Sometimes you’ll need to make unpopular decisions. You may even need to make decisions that are harder on you than they are on your team. That’s okay. Make them anyway! That’s why you’re a leader.
Honesty – Know what you know, and know what you don’t, and be honest enough with yourself to know when you are beyond your strengths zone.
High Energy – OK, two words, but one meaning: You must have the energy to keep going on, even when you don’t want to. You must energize yourself to get up in the morning and face another day.
What are your 5 personal leadership words?
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