Last week I shared a story of authenticity to illustrate the single most important principle for being a great leader and strengthening the influence you have with others.
Now to wrap up our learning for part 2 of this series on how to bolster your ability to become a WOW leader, I promised to outline the three most important questions to contemplate, consider and substantiate to imbue power into your WOW Power.
Let’s start with a good reminder from the leadership example we started with, Mahatma Gandhi. This is one of my favorite quotes from Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Here are the three key questions you’ll need to have great answers for if you ever want to be a WOW leader:
Question One: Who am I?
The ultimate question, right? Certainly if you ever want to lead others to become more of who THEY are and what they are capable of, you must first figure out who you are, what you believe in and what you want.
Sit down and answer that all important question: Who am I, really? Not who I think I need to be, or what others want me to be or to be like those around me, but who am I really? Gandhi once said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Getting clear about what you really think is the first of three steps in the simple but profound quote.
Here are some subsequent questions to answer that might help you answer the main, Who Am I? question: read more »
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