Here is a simple way to break down leadership into some of its most fundamental elements.
Vision + Action + Faith + Influence = Great Leadership
Vision - the higher the vision to create value for people, the more others benefit.
Action - taking aligned actions with the highest values is meaningful action. Using one's power and authority to sacrifice so that others benefit.
Faith - the ability to hold uncertainty and make decisions based on principles and values
Influence - the ability to use skills in authenticity, generosity, kindness, and passion to help others follow your lead.
Vision + Ownership.
The burden of leadership then is that the leader is dreaming the biggest dreams and is the one most responsible for making those dreams a reality.
But it turns out that the person who takes the most responsibility also has the greatest opportunity to grow and serve others.
"It's easy to just not care - it's another story to care a lot, face your uncertainties, and inspire others to move toward a shared vision"
Chris Swanson, from a conversation
How does my vision create values for others?
What uncertainty do I need to feel to accomplish meaningful action?
What part of the leadership formula can I most grow in?
The world needs more leadership, and all it takes is for you to step up and serve.