Authentic Leadership Part 2

Please find below the next three keys to effective and authentic leadership.  Thank you, Sgt. Maj. Collin Cotterell, USMC (Ret), Detachment Commandant.

3.   Leading Means Making an Impact.  Think about the greatest leaders in history. What was the one thing they had in common. Yes, they all made an impact. Leadership is not just setting goals and effectively achieving them with your team. Leadership is not just brilliant public speaking and great communication skills.  If you want to be an authentic leader, you should have your unique contribution to the welfareof the society. You should make a positive change. 

4.  Leadership is Chasing Vision, Not Money.  Without a vision, your activities are meaningless. Each person can be very busy implementing various tasks, but the key is devoting your efforts and time to the realization of your vision.  Vision is what inspires people to take action and go forward. Discover your unique vision and coordinate all your activities towards it.Inspire each and every member of your team with your vision.

 5.  Actions Speaks Louder Than Words.  It's not a secret that much talking and less acting has nothing to do with effectiveness.  What people see affects them many times greater than what they hear. So, choose actions. Don't waste your and other people's time on endless conversations about your plans and be surethat everyone will see it.