How to Be an Inspiring Leader
The leaders that inspire are those who use a personal combination of strengths to motivate individuals and teams to take on bold missions and to hold them accountable for results.
And they unlock higher performance through empowerment, not thorough command and control.
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Mindsets drive what leaders do and why they do it.
Two different leaders might face the same situation but respond to it very differently. One leader might see the case as threatening, whereas the other leader might see it as an opportunity.
A growth mindset is a belief that anyone can change their talents, abilities, and intelligence. Those with a growth mindset:
Conversely, those with a fixed mindset believe that talents, abilities and intelligence can't be improved.
Leaders with a learning mindset are motivated to increase their competence and master something new.
A performance mindset desires to gain favorable judgments about competence and avoid negative judgements.
Great leaders look at the fundamental forces of life, and ask 'Why'. There is a drive they carry, a cause, a purpose, that makes them inspired to achieve something bigger than themselves.
Leaders gain followers due to trust. If customers (or end-users), and employees understand your core beliefs and drive, you start to gain their trust.
This happens when you demonstrate and communicate that you share the same values and convictions.
Inspiring others comes more from how you act in your day to day life than from some extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Think about your daily habits, and how those contribute to feelings of inspiration.