There are no universal formulas for becoming an inspirational leader.
It’s why so many of the recipe-style business books fail — the ones that prescribe leadership according to Moses, Shakespeare, or Jack Welch.
No one can succeed by copying another leader. Four leadership qualities are essential for inspirational leadership, but they cannot be used mechanically. Indeed, there is alot left unspecified in each.
The four qualities we feel are inspirational:
1. The leader who shows his/her vulnerability by being approachable,
2. The leader who is not afraid to trust their gut feeling or, intuition,
3. The leader who is willing to manage their team with ‘tough’ empathy, and4. The leader who is not afraid to reveal and use their strengths.
It’s up to you to develop your own leadership style. The challenge is to be yourself but with more skill. What’s needed will vary from context to context. It’s up to you to develop and refine your intuition and sensors, find ways to be different, selectively reveal your flaws and empathise while remaining steadfast.
Consider doing the exploratory work with a trusted business or executive coach or consultant with PINNACLE Business Solutions.
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Leaders who are confident enough to risk being vulnerable and do the work will grow in ways that ultimately benefit their organisations and the people they lead.
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