The Difference Between
Good and GREAT Leadership
times require leaders who can lead others through the challenges. Now
more than ever we need great leadership in our government, schools,
businesses, hospitals and organizations. Good leadership won’t suffice.
We need great leadership. There is a difference.
Having worked with countless
leaders over the years in businesses, schools and professional sports
I’ve realized that great leadership is really a transfer of belief.
Great leaders share their belief, vision, purpose and passion with
others and in the process they inspire others to believe, act and
impact. Great leaders are positively contagious and they instill
confidence and belief in others.
Great sales managers inspire
their sales people to believe in themselves and their product/service.
Great school principals inspire their teachers to believe they can make a
difference. Great teachers inspire and empower their students to
believe in themselves. Great pastors inspire their congregations to
serve and impact the community. Great sports coaches inspire their teams
to believe they can win. And the people who have changed the world have
been those who instilled in others the confidence to step up, serve,
take initiative and create positive change. You don’t need a title to be
a leader. You just need to lead.
To lead others in a powerful
way you must invite them on your bus, share your vision for the road
ahead and then encourage, empower and inspire them to drive their own
bus. In the process, instead of having just one bus that you drive, you
create a fleet of buses and bus drivers, all moving in the same positive
direction. When you create a fleet of buses and empower people to drive
their own bus, you generate an amazing amount of power and momentum
that becomes an unstoppable force. This is what great leadership is all
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