“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. Conduct a personal assessment and ask yourself, ”Would I follow me?” – Brian Tracy
What is leadership? How does one lead? Who is a model for leaders to follow to be effective? Great questions - many answers! There are numerous resources and books on leadership or for leaders, and these are a few I have found to be valuable in answering those questions, and more.
While Dad's impact everyone on the planet in many positive ways, as mine did, sometimes the lessons come from them in unlikely ways. These lessons in success are lessons my Dad wished he never had to teach.
As a leader, often we feel like we have to become someone we are not before we can become authentic in the way we lead. But in this "hacked" article by Vivian Giang, in Fast Company, she says, "YOUR 'AUTHENTIC SELF' MAY BE JUST AN EXCUSE TO STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE. HERE'S HOW YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE MIGHT BE GETTING IN THE WAY OF SUCCESS." "According to Ibarra, author of the upcoming book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, as you take on more responsibilities, you are encouraged to be authentic and true, but this can be tricky if your future self is yet to be formed. Below, she shares the advice she gives managers and executives on allowing your leadership style to evolve and discovering your future authentic self."