At our last Leadership Plainview day, Sharon Wright, a longtime educator turned real estate agent and leader in all she does, shared with our group some thoughts on leadership. She shared some words that I found important to share here. Some from her talk and some from my thoughts.
When you think you have arrived and stop learning, that you know it all, you begin to micromanage. Always be a learner!
What one does when no one is looking is what matters. It isn't about what you know but who you are and who you are always proceeds what you do.
Live the Golden Rule, "Treat others how you want to be treated."
"Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be." Goethe
Trust is built on two things, confidence, and character. Sharon suggests reflecting, follow-through, walk your talk and keep confidences. If you say you are going to do it, do it.
People don't care how much you know until they know you care!
It's not about the leader but the team. There will always be those who are smarter. Take advantage of the team's ability to contribute.
A leader has the ability to connect followers to tasks that enhance the team.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14
Lead with integrity and inclusivity.
There are many opportunities to serve, church, civic groups, the Chamber of Commerce, Historic Downtown, in our jobs, etc. There are leaders and there are followers and their are leaders who follow and followers who lead. There is teamwork at every turn. I love to watch people do what they do with passion!
These ladies inspire me as do so many others. They encourage & build others up. They are fun-folks!!!
Do you have leadership tips to share?