“Leadership” is one of those words we all hear again and again. Â Books are written about it. Â Courses are taught on it. Â There are institutes dedicated to the study of leadership. Â It all sounds very complicated.
But what is “leadership” really?
The answer is incredibly, mind-bogglingly simple. Â Leadership is:
- Having an idea
- Involving others
- Taking action
That’s it. Â No, really — that’s it.
Let’s look at each step.
Having an Idea
Each of us has ideas all the time. Â An idea could be as simple as “Let’s play musicÂ andÂ exercise after lunch every day to wake people up and get energy flowing.”
Talk to others about your idea. Â Share a vision of what could be. Â Get buy-in for your idea of the future. Â “Hey guys — you knowÂ how everyone’s sleepy after lunch? Â I have an idea to give us more energy, and it’s fun!”
Ideas are worthless unless we take action and bring our vision into the world. Â After you involve others and get them excited about the idea, find your music and take action!
Yep, playing music and exercising after lunch is a real example of leadership from a leader in my company. Â She made it happen.
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