How do you lead?
As leaders, we all should have our own unique philosophy. How should we lead those around us? Should we be strict and not cut corners? Should we be laid back and promote fun and happiness? There are many choices you will have to make on this leadership journey, but here are some tips to consider when establishing your philosophy. Enjoy.
- Lead yourself first. What do you value? Make sure you establish trust and confidence in yourself before anything else. You must be clear about your mission and values to your team. Prioritize them and live your life as consistently as possible.
- Develop your own philosophy. We can read books and watch videos about others and their philosophy styles, but it’s extremely important that you establish your own style. Make it unique and relevant to the group you are leading. My leadership philosophy: Everything I touch turns to gold. What’s yours?
- Lead by example. Have a plan and execute it through your actions. Always imagine you are on stage and act accordingly. Be prepared at all times and expect the same from your team. When was the last time you lead by example?
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson speaks to other local groups around Rochester, NY. Last week he spoke to a group of Boy Scout leaders and helped them lead their troops.
I was a great honor to host Coach Johnson one evening to speak to several of our life-long Boy Scout volunteer leaders who serve hundreds of youth in Lighthouse District within Seneca Waterways Council, in Upstate, NY… Coach Johnson – a very inspiring leader who engages the audience with thought provoking questions to reflect ourselves in the direction of our lives.
– Jonathan Seiler, Lighthouse District Executive, Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America –
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