If leadership was easy, everyone would be doing it, right?
But it’s not easy … and clearly, not everyone is doing it! Not well, anyway.
One of the indicators of a leader is how we talk … which is a direct reflection of how we think.
Here are some words and actions associated with Response Leaders:
Vision v. History
Us v. Them
Team v. me
Objectives v. Agenda
Disappointed v. Offended
Responsibility v. Blame
SERVICE v. Self-Service
The last one is particularly useful.
If the results of our actions result in the people around us being better … then we’ve committed an act of service.
- And authentic service is at the very core of a respected leader.
However, if our actions result in only our own ego being stroked or there’s no detectable benefit to the ‘greater good’ … then we’ve a committed an act of self-service.
- And self-service is seldom associated with leaders we respect.
The world already has an over-abundance of self-serving people … what can you do this week to commit an act of authentic service?