Leader…what is the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear this word? Maybe you have an idea of what is means to you; some sort of descriptive word comes to your tongue. Maybe you have someone in mind. Maybe there was a person who taught you leadership or someone who exemplifies leadership. Keep in mind these people or examples can be either good or bad. Whatever the case, we all have our ideas or basis on what it means to be a leader. After having the privilege of studying some of the best leaders there are over the past couple years I have definitely decided on one thing. A great leader will not have to tell you they are a leader. You will just know. You will know this by how they carry themselves, how they conduct themselves, the way they speak, the way they think, the way they interact with people, the care and compassion they have, the attitude they have, and many other great attributes. A good leader will make you want to be around them. This is the kind of leader I want to be! If you are looking to be a better leader, find someone to learn from. Find a person who is a good example of leadership and can coach you along the way. Study them and ask questions. Find out what blogs they read and what books they recommend. Find out what conferences they attend. Who do they look up to? Social media provides a great “free education”. Follow great leaders on Twitter and subscribe to great leaders blogs. If you want to grow as a leader, do what it takes, put in the footwork, and pay whatever the cost to be a great leader. How do you want to lead?
Today is the day I will grow as a leader! Today is the day I will recover!