Leadership P O W E R

Leaders have the power to change people’s lives for the good, and unfortunately for the bad, depending upon how they decide to lead.

Leaders must serve others to make the most of Leadership Power.

P – The first element of leadership power is purpose. Create a shared purpose and vision for your organization. Purpose begins with you as a leader. You must be clear on your purpose. You must also inspire others with the shared purpose you develop and help them to understand that they work for something greater than themselves.

O – Leaders must focus on outreach. Leaders must find mentors and coaches who can help them become better leaders while at the same time, leaders must look for others who may not be as talented or strong to mentor and help.

W – Leaders must walk around and become what I call Muddy Boots Leaders.  Leaders must check on their people and find the people they lead doing something right and celebrate it.

E – Leaders must develop their emotional fitness. Work on developing emotional intelligence – develop emotional awareness, emotional control, empathy, and their ability to manage productive relations with those they lead.

R – Be a resilient leader. Exude positive energy. Stay fit. As Robin Sharma says – develop your healthset, mindset, heart set, and soul set (aka physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness). And then as a leader – practice vulnerability. Leaders allow themselves to be vulnerable when they display the courage to move out of their comfort zone. Another way to practice vulnerability is to admit you do not have all the answers and ask the people you lead what they think. It is also very effective to share stories with those you lead about times you made a mistake and how you overcame those mistakes, learned from those mistakes, and became stronger.

Do these things to harness your leadership power, be a servant-leader, and be a positive influence for those you lead. Remember Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

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About John Gronski

Major General John L. Gronski (U.S. Army Retired) is the founder and CEO of Leader Grove LLC, a leadership consulting firm. John is the author of two books, “Iron-Sharpened Leadership” and “The Ride of Our Lives” and he is an international and Fortune 500 speaker. Learn more about John Gronski at https://johngronski.com/

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John created a great online leadership development program. You can take online leadership development courses including Cultivating Trust, Introduction to Emotional Intelligence, and Conflict Management. Introduction to Change Leadership will be available soon and more courses will follow. Once you complete a course, take a short quiz, attain an 80% score, and download a certificate of completion. Find out more and enroll at Store.LeaderGrove.com

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