Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other – John F. Kennedy
Let us learn more about your desire to lead. Why do you aspire to lead in the first place? What is at the core of your desire lead? Is it significance? What I have learned about my own desire is when it comes to leading it’s born from a deep rooted passion to inspire. As I reflect upon my own actions of the last two years I can see and notice a pattern.
I’ve realized that my desire to lead comes from a deep desire and passion to serve, to inspire, to help and heal others. To ultimately make a difference and contribute in a way that helps to improve the lives of others and serve humanity.
What is at the root of your desire to lead? to become a better leader? Is it power? Is it position? Is it the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life? Is it to role model for others? This past two years in my own growth and development I’ve realized that leadership is really more of a way of being rather than a given title or position as in the corporate sense. It’s more to do with our actions who we are that speaks louder than our words.
Today, I believe the world is crying out for more of us to step up, to raise our hand and say yes to leading. A willingness to put ourselves out there on the line with no certainty yet the courage to do so in support of a greater purpose.
I believe your motivation to lead is important. The reason you desire to lead. There are some who may desire to lead because they want power and position, while others are driven to want to lead out of a deeper need to serve, to contribute and to inspire others through their actions and behaviors on a grander scale.
As you begin or continue your journey to lead, I encourage you to seek out mentors who you admire and can learn from. What you admire in them are parts of you that already exist that are waiting to be fully expressed and discovered. Who are your five to ten mentors that you see in your boardroom? Who can your learn from this year? Who do you need in your corner? Who has done what you desire to do?
Leadership and learning go hand in hand.
In gratitude to the mentors I have chosen in my life to continue to learn and study from and get around wherever possible. I am most grateful to these people as I continue my journey to grow, to learn and develop and become the best leader I can be. I highly encourage you to continue your growth path and journey and seek out mentors who can help you.
This last two years I am most grateful in particular to these five people I consider mentors and whose teachings I have actively sought and been most influenced by. Like you I am committed to deeper study and shall continue with several of my mentors listed here:
Brendon Burchard – #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Charge” & Founder of High Performance Academy
Darren Hardy – SUCCESS Publisher & Founding Editor
John C. Maxwell – Internationally Recognized Leadership Expert, Speaker, and Author who has sold over 13 million books.
Sir Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin Group
Tony Robbins – Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist and World Leading Authority on Leadership Psychology
In our learning we can do much good and serve and help make a difference in the lives of others. Here’s just one way I’ve recently shared some of what I’ve learned so far and something you might consider doing too! Honored and privileged to teach our younger generation, our students and future leaders. How can you take what you have learned and share it in such a way as to help and make a difference in someone else’s life this year?
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy