This excellent article The Shift From Chief Executive To Chief Influencer By Julie Moreland provides great insights into real leadership.
How great an influencer are you?
I define leadership as the art of inspiring people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do.
I also stress to anyone who will listen that leadership falters and usually badly without management. I define management as the practice of making it simple for people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do.
How great an inspirer are you?
and how simple are you making it for your people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do?
Long gone are the days of command and control.
Today your key role as a leader is to identify, enhance and deploy the unique talents/gifts of your employees in their best interests, the interests of all your stakeholders including the planet, and your business. To fulfill this key role you must be inspiring, a prerequiste to positive and productive influence.
How inspiring are you?
The more inspiring you are the more you can step away from old style ineffective leadership and make the move from performance management to talent leadership and the profound difference such a move makes to your people and your business results.
The talent maximisation pulse check here is one way for you see how inspiring and influential you really are. Take the pulse check. You just might be staggered by what it reveals to you.
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
I work with business owners/leaders of medium sized business and leaders of divisions in multi-national companies to lift employee performance by enhancing their gifts.