Leadership is a complex subject that requires a lifetime of continued learning. It requires constant practice, learning from mistakes and the willingness to take risks.
Leadership is influence.
Leadership is about inspiring people to a purpose that results ultimately in their best interest, both here on earth, and for eternity.
Thousands of books have been written on leadership, but if I had the assignment to teach leadership in 4 words, here’s what they would be.
Heart -> Connect -> Trust -> Follow
These four words provide a foundation for relationally-based leadership that when connected to a vision, will serve any leader well.
Here’s a summary. If you lead with your heart, people can connect with you. If people connect with you, they will trust you, and if they trust you, they will follow you.
Now read the summary with the reverse perspective for even greater clarity and insight. People will not follow anyone they do not trust. They cannot trust someone they don’t connect with, and they can’t connect with someone with whom they cannot find their heart.
Let’s break it down.