Our most common idea of a Leader is someone who stands higher than us, somehow directing our collective destinies with little or no regard for our opinion. He or she is someone “special”, someone we have bestowed with special powers and rights.
Learning and participating in Leadership work actually dispels that myth! Leadership has nothing to do with managing, controlling or “playing god” to others. It is all about growing and transforming ourselves so we can lead authentic lives – lives that reflect our inner truth. And as we lead these authentic lives, our hard work, passion and compassion begins to inspire others too. This inspiration, this magnetic pull – which is the by-product of our actions, thoughts and feelings – is Leadership.
So how can a true Leader not continuously invest in his or her own growth and transformation? What do you think?