Leadership is the ability to influence and guide followers, so in this second of a four-blog series looking at the leadership perspectives of Self, Others, Work and Movement, I explore leading others.
If you missed the last one on Self-Leadership then check that out first - if you don't know who you are, what you're leading for, then leading others will be a struggle!
Are you proud of the way you lead others?
This may be your team, your peers, your partners, clients, followers, or other community or movement members (more on the latter in blog four).
I'm sure, like me, there are elements of your leadership you have strengths in, others you are working on, and some you have blind spots an insecurities about. That's OK, you're human.
The question is, am I working on it?
And to do this, self-awareness is queen, so here's a teaser of just three questions each from My Positive Leadership Model - to help you celebrate your strengths, journey so far, and blind spots in the way you lead others.
What questions would you add?
Q1. I enrich the lives of those around me (Y/N)
Q2. My team and I are ignited by a shared and exciting vision of the future (Y/N)
Q3. I love seeing my people grow, develop and surprise themselves (Y/N)
Q1. I surround myself with differently talented people I can learn from (Y/N)
Q2. I admit what I don’t know and ask for help and support (Y/N)
Q3. I am doing the best I can for others (Y/N)
Q1. I set clear, fair and transparent expectations with the people I work with (Y/N)
Q2. I deliver on the work and responsibilities I take on (Y/N)
Q3. I do my best work in interdependence with others (Y/N)
Q1. I adopt a coaching approach with others where possible (Y/N)
Q2. I support others to learn and grow from experiments that didn’t go to plan (Y/N)
Q3. I have difficult conversations to move the bigger picture & purpose forward (Y/N)
How many Yes’s can you honestly claim today?
Want to claim more?
Join us in the Positive Leaders Community – Purposeful Leaders taking Positive Action for Powerful Impact starts in May – our leadership program and community for fortnightly inspiration and support on your leadership.
Meanwhile join me on March 30th for a Positive Leadership Masterclass in thriving as a leader.
Mehalah Beckett is a consultant, coach and trusted advisor passionate about people, the planet and empowering others to inspire positive change. She coaches purpose-driven leaders to impossible goals, hosts Masterminds for hungry entrepreneurs and guides businesses through B-Corp. What can I help you achieve over the next year?