I was speaking to a friend the other day, who commented that one of his clients was an exceptional leader and person.
When I asked why he thought that was. He didn’t say, “He’s great at driving project outcomes” or “He’s strategically strong.”
My friend said, “He’s full.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“It’s as you inspire people to be. He’s full of love. He’s clear on who he is, authentic and takes a heart-centered approach to business”. My friend responded.
His client wasn’t a pushover by any means. He’s respected and successful, and the epitome of why I’m excited by my work.
When I coach people on their professional and personal goals, it’s a very bespoke process. After all, we all have unique drives and desires.
But I do encourage everyone to have a common overarching professional focus, and that’s to:
THAT’S why I’m so passionate about creating personal clarity, confidence, and courage. Because if you don’t know who you are, then you’re experiencing and emanating a mal-intentioned muddiness of negative emotional contagion.
Where you feel dense, unfulfilled, and lack vibrancy.
That’s why I love this video by Simon Sinek on Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.
In a world of rampant change, especially in organization transformations, cultivating safety, security, and trust, is essential. And, as a by-product, ramps up success.
Simon talks about Leaders:
- providing an environment that promotes self-confidence through safety
- who sacrifice their people for ‘numbers’
- who have ‘authority’, but we don’t want to follow them
- who go first, and sacrifice themselves, instead of their people, which creates immense trust, loyalty, and followership.