This week’s messages are short but cerebral. To get the most out of them, please consider pausing for 60 seconds after you finish reading and reflecting. I believe this week will lead you to a deeper understanding of your own leadership.
MVP: If you never turn your leadership off, does that mean you are always trying to influence people around you, including your friends and relatives?
Last week for my 60th birthday, my wife Pam arranged for a surprise party at a local brewery. About 20 people turned up and I received well-wishes from many others who couldn’t drive to Cullowhee, NC on a Tuesday evening.
All these people are wonderful, amazing, unique, and positive souls.
I remember looking at them and thinking, this is what life is: building relationships with good people and trying to be the kind of friend or colleague to them that they are to you.
I think most of the people in attendance would say I am a leader.
So, with my group of friends and colleagues, do I “do” leadership?
Am I trying to influence the people around me?
If so, what am I trying to influence them to do?
If not, is leadership more than simply exerting influence?
Today’s intention: Again, be aware of this idea of leadership as influence, even with people outside of your work life.