Some qualities of leadership are obvious. A leader is someone who creates an energy around them whereby people get into their orbit and they go, whooow, there’s something about this person I really like.
I want to be around this person more.
I want to be around this person as much as I can be.
I am inspired to not only follow, but to lead with them.
Because one of the things we need to understand is, good leaders don’t just lead.
Great leaders produce others who naturally want to lead as well because there is room to lead, not an expectation that they will sit back down again in their place.
Something we all need to understand is, leadership ain’t a title.
In my business you can’t be given the title of a leader, it is something you demonstrate through your behaviours.
And I say this to interns who walk in the door, “Would you like to be a leader in this business?”
And they say, “Oh, yes one day that’d be amazing.”
Then I say, “Well, you don’t have to wait until one day. You can do it today if you want. Just behave how a leader behaves.”
I want them to know that they have the scope to lead.
Leadership in my organisation has nothing to do with who you are or how long you’ve been here, and it has nothing to do with whatever role they’re in.
It has to do with, how people show up and behave.
Our role as a transformational leader is to identify people through the recruitment process, and then once they’re onboard is then support, nurture, inspire and empower them, about much more than just making money.
Transformational leadership is providing and environment that gives people the greatest opportunity to thrive, based on them performing in the things they love to do.