The Essentials to Being a Transformational Leader
These foundational principles are truths that you must believe in order for you to want to spend your time and energy adopting the philosophy of Alignment Leadership. If you do not believe that everyone can lead, you will have a difficult time with this.
Here are some dangerous traps you can fall into if you don’t believe everyone can lead:
- You could count yourself out as a leader. Doubt is dangerous and deceptive, it prevents us from seeing our fullest potential.
- You could count others out as leaders based on their behavior. You could view them as “not leadership material” because their views or behaviors are different from yours.
These traps are dangerous because it is simply not true. We need all types of leaders in order to evolve and grow in business and in life.
Many subscribe to the idea that leaders are born, not made. We would have to disagree. Leadership is more than authority, power, and control, it is also more than charisma, popularity, or being a smooth-talker. You do not have to have a dominating personality that is not afraid of confrontation. You do not have to have all the answers. Leadership is about people, which leads us to our next foundation and definition of leadership:
Leadership is loving and serving others towards fulfillment.