Leadership Is NOT Only About You
[pullquote]Yes, things need to get done, but if along the way you burn out people by being rude and insensitive about their needs then things will get done only once or twice.[/pullquote]What is more important – growing people or getting things done? This question had been occupying the minds of leaders probably for ages.
If you are a leader of leaders or their coach or mentor, then your main service is to help them succeed in their services. You are no more an order giver but a resource, a facilitator.
Yes, things need to get done, but if along the way you burn out people by being rude and insensitive about their needs then things will get done only once or twice.
I believe you want things get done all the time. That’s why you need to invest in your people. Invest time, energy, support, encouragement, good will, prayers. Their success will be your success. Their success multiplies your success.
How much can you do alone?
If you are convinced you need others’ help to achieve more, then please treat your people with respect. Invest in making them highly successful by helping them develop their character and competence.
In my understanding, leadership is not only about the leader achieving things by engaging people, but also about helping people grow and develop as humans and devotees through these tasks.
This approach can create more leaders who will achieve much more by being leaders (and engaging others) then by just being followers.
Your leadership will be tested by how many leaders you have made.
Your leadership is not only about you, it’s also about the people you lead.
Author: Alex Todorovic, Conscious Coaching