Are you a Genuine Leader?
If you want to attract and engage the best talent, improve performance and optimize results, it should come as no surprise that it all begins and ends with leadership. What may be surprising to many, however, is that leadership in the 21st Century is no longer just about rank, title or position. Instead, it's about knowing who you are, the values you uphold and the impact your actions will have on the lives of others. As we see it then, everyone has the opportunity to be a leader and the need for genuine leaders, has never been greater.
To help people on that path, we’ve come up with a checklist that helps to define what a genuine leader is. Why not see how well you fare?
A genuine leader is someone who:
So, are you a genuine leader? Take a moment to acknowledge the leadership qualities that are within you and those that you may need to work on. When you do, you will be well on your way to becoming a genuine leader and the kind of person others are inspired to emulate.
©2014 Kimberley Whiten-Richardson - Imagemakers International. All rights reserved.
There is nothing more important to the achievement of your dreams and the ability to live your best life, than having a life vision. When coaching our clients, we suggest that they project their lives 10 years into the future and to write out their vision, in the present. 10 years, most people say? And to that we reply, yes! Why? Because time flies by so quickly and besides if I were to ask you to reflect on where you were ten years ago, it's very easy for most people to remember.
When writing out your vision, it's important that you incorporate all of your values, into that vision, For example, if you value your health, be sure to write about your health and overall sense of well-being. By doing so, you will also begin to make better life choices that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle and a greater sense of well-being, beginning today. It's important as well that your vision includes personal growth and development, your chosen career of course, creative pursuits, spiritual beliefs, the friends in your life, your legacy ie. how you will have contributed to the lives of others, family, loved ones and lastly, time for you and you alone. All of these topics form the 9 components of your potential and are key to living a happy fulfilling and abundant life. As such, it's important that all of these topics are incorporated into your life vision. Next step is to begin to set realistic, measurable and meaningful goals -they will become the stepping stones towards your dreams and the foundation upon which your vision will be achieved.
Kimberley is an inspirational speaker, seminar leader and executive coach. She inspires people to become genuine leaders and in turn, the kind of person others are inspired to emulate.