At yesterday's @wimbizng #WIMBIZroundtable
with @raydipsy @tarafeladurotoye @tfd
and our speaker @dudumsomi
on one of my favourite themes... #personal
leadership. Thanks to my dear @ngoverin
😘🤓 for capturing the session aptly below: Topic: Why should anyone be led by you.
What is Leadership? The ability (capability) to direct (shape) into the future a new and unknown reality.
Types or stages of leadership
The common denominator in all the stages of leadership is I. It starts with Self first. “if you want the secondary greatness of public recognition, focus first on primary greatness of character”
Personal Leadership is your ability to wilfully lead yourself to create the life you want for yourself and for the people around you.
Creating a personal vision is a fundamental step in the journey to successful leadership. You need to have a specific intent, a clear vision, a plan of action and the ability to maintain clarity.
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Authenticity is key. “One cannot do right in one department of life whilst s(he) is occupied in doing wrong in any other department” . Life is one indivisible whole.
Successful leaders understand and are aware of the personal biases and beliefs that shape the way they view the world. “we see the world not as it is but as we are or as we are conditioned to see it”. 8 Leadership Pillars
Purposeful – Have a vision and work towards it
Passionate – Energy in motion. Use your energy and drive to achieve the goal
Paranoid – Have a healthy dose of pessimism. Restless, Relentless, Innovative, creative, Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Particularly necessary in these times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity.
Proclaim – Affirm and validate those around you. A good leader takes more than his share of the blame and less than his share of the credit.
Planner – A leader needs to have strategic direction. He who fails to plan, plans to fail. “What is the u