Simple definition: Leading is about causing movement in people and dynamics in the direction you want them to go.
It is not about pulling, cajoling, manipulating, or forcing.
It is about empowering, inspiring, and expansion.
Whether you are a solo-preneur or in charge of a Fortune 500 Company, you are in leadership with money, time, energy, clients, potential clients, and support teams. (And support teams can encompass direct staff all the way to the webmaster you hire occasionally to update your website.)
Effective leaders are Congruent and Consistent with:
- Mission, Vision, Values
- Words and Actions
- Honing the message they want to get across
- Vulnerability – a willingness to be wrong and course correct
Now, there is no “perfect” leader out there. Great and effective leaders are willing to admit when they are wrong and course correct to re-direct. That is critical, otherwise the communication does not remain congruent and confusion sets in on all levels.
PRO TIP: To take a look at where you need to be more congruent in leadership, look at your Vision, Mission, and Values – not only for the company, but for yourself.
Are they clear?
Are you backing your decisions into them consistently?
This is always a starting point.
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Lora Newman, M.S., LPC, is a Mastery Certified Coach, and Founder/CEO of Zero2Sixty Performance Coaching, llc, a national company currently serving clients in 22 states and three countries. Lora has been helping Business Leaders bust through the barriers holding them back in business and in life for more than 18 years.
She has gained notoriety as the Founder of The 48 HR Breakthrough™ 2-day intensive where business leaders learn to replace obstacles and problems with creative, strategic thinking so they can increase business revenue, lead teams with ease, and enjoy more freedom.
Lora received her B.S. in Psychology from Drury University and an M.S. in Counseling from SMSU (now MSU.) She is a graduate of Coach U Coaching School, and is a member of the International Association of Women in Business Coaching. Lora holds duel certifications in EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) as a Certified Professional and a Certified Corporate Professional.