Authenticity is the cornerstone of leadership. When we are willing to lean into our genuine selves – the version of us without any marketing – we are able to be leaders who live from our core. True leadership cannot be a false act or copied; true leadership comes from the vulnerability of one drawing out vulnerability of another.
Work from the Inside Out.
Lasting solutions are created by addressing the root of an issue. In order to do this, we must work from the inside out – whether the problem is relational, tactical, or strategic. Understanding needs versus wants as well as establishing boundaries provides the clarity needed to prioritize work and grow expertise.
Cultivate Meaningful Connection.
Humans are meant to be connected. In a world where collaboration is key for business and in life, creating real relationships becomes of paramount importance. Community is critical when it comes to laying a strong emotional foundation upon which leadership – at work, at home, or anywhere else – is built.
Passion is contagious. Whether on a team, within an organization, or in a family, passion spreads like wildfire from one person to another when it is real. It ignites shared excitement about a goal and ensures a mutual willingness to work towards it. When people find it, they live out of it – because they love what they do!