This week we have the pleasure of featuring Vanessa from Clarity is Crucial. She is my entrepreneur coach and has become a very important part of my growth team. She has asked the tough questions which have invited me to dig deeper into my purpose which includes becoming the best leader I can be.
Therapy Outside the Box: Vanessa, how do you view leadership?
Vanessa: Leadership is one of the things we need most right now, and yet we’re not taught how to lead.
We’re currently in the middle of what could be the biggest civil rights movement we’ve ever seen.
Unfortunately, not all those who’ve positioned themselves as leaders are showing up with integrity.
Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of brilliant women entrepreneurs about one of my favorite topics – dismantling the fake leadership model and developing real leaders.
For real leaders, perfection isn’t the goal. Greatness is.
A real leader will not hide.
A real leader shows up, even when it’s difficult, even when it’s scary, even when it’s tough.
That’s what real leaders do.
It’s being willing to go first, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴.
It’s using your voice, speaking your truth and living your message.
It’s challenging those around you to rise up with you, because we can go so much further together.
There are no perfect leaders, because even as we lead, we recognize there is still room to grow.
Real leaders listen and learn.
Real leaders know we’re all equal when we sit at the table.
There’s no sense of superiority in a real leader, because they know the moment they assume superiority, they’ve already lost touch with the very people they’re here to serve and lead.
What kind of leader do you want to be?
Here are some questions to help you get clearer:
Are your posts influencing people to live shallow, superficial lives, or truly empowered, fulfilled lives?
Are you willing to go deep with your community? Are you willing to have the tough conversations we need to have in order to truly be better people and better leaders?
Are you giving your people new ways of thinking and being? Are you actively challenging them to be better people and better leaders themselves?
Are you sharing the resources they need to do that?
Are you giving them the tools and insights that matter?
Are you showing up and empowering your people?
What are the skills you need to focus on to be a better leader today?
You get to play a key role in how humanity moves forward and evolves through all this.
You get to do that.
That’s how you lead.
Vanessa’s purpose is to help brilliant women be the person their purpose needs. She will be releasing a new opt-in on leadership by August 2020. Subscribe on her website for latest news, workshops and one on one coaching opportunities.
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