Becoming a better leader in your personal and professional life from nationally recognized speaker and author Carey Conley.
I recently found and dusted off a book that I’ve had forever by Wayne Dyer, one of my all-time favorites. It’s called Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment.
While this book covers a bunch of different topics, the one that called to me is on Leadership.
True leaders, he says, are not known by titles. It’s only ego that loves titles. True leaders enjoy the trust of others, which is very different from enjoying the perks and flattery and power that ego insists that ego insists are the signs of being a leader.
You need to give trust to others in order to receive trust to be a true leader in your own life and in the lives of others. Practice resisting the need to be recognized. Lead unobtrusively, offering trust whenever possible.
What do I mean by this? A great leader does not lead with title, power, or by feeling like you deserve to be followed.
More times than not, great leaders are followed because they are allowing other people to lead, and they are trusting them to do a good job.
Now, more than ever, I believe we need to see this kind of leadership, especially with parenting. Helicopter parenting is a real thing. Often when we see our children encounter a problem, we try to swoop in and fix it for them.
But that’s not setting a good example for our kids. They need to learn how to problem solve for themselves, with some encouragement, of course.
Here are three important steps you can take, starting today, that will help you become a better leader in your personal and professional life.
- Wayne Dyer reminds us that it is the ego part of you that is suggesting you’re a failure. So rather than see yourself as a failure when no credit comes your way, remind yourself that you have succeeded as a leader and let your ego know that this is the way to successful leadership.
- Be patient with people and give them your trust to do what they need to do by themselves, without having to give you credit. Think about the people you lead and who you can start showing more trust to.
- Make sure your vision is strong enough. When you have a crystal-clear vision for your life, you won’t feel like you need the recognition from other people to feel whole. You’ll be so self-assured that you do not need to force respect from others.
When you embody this type of leadership, you’ll find so much more satisfaction in your life. So I’d love to invite you to join me on May 18th at a special event: Vision To Leadership.
You’ll get clear on:
- Becoming a better leader in at work and at home
- Your vision for your life
- How vision helps you be a great leader
Vision is victory,