“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
True leadership is about authenticity. It is not just “being who you are”. Rather, it is about mindfully choosing to be your true self in both thought and action. Checking the ego at the door and embodying your purpose.
Leaders who know themselves deeply lead intentionally. Actions mirror words. They live and breathe their values. They make and accept mistakes. They look inwardly and take responsibility. Their authenticity is not only seen and heard, but felt.
Lead from the heart and embody the following:
Be vulnerable and to stay relatable. Stay honest and transparent in both times of strain and growth. Show consistency through clarity of purpose. Believe what you are creating, building, selling, or doing is truly aligned with your values but show it through your actions.