Posted by admin on September 19, 2018 in Leadership
People are your greatest asset. They are also your scarcest resource.
If you center your leadership on the people around you, you will win more times than you lose.
Believe building up people is their top priority. They look more like a coach than a drill sergeant.
Recognize that strategy is just a bunch of ideas without the right people. Execution is what makes the difference between possibility and reality.
Invest in the success of every person on their team. They take every chance to speak life and mentor others.
The leaders who achieve the most, win the most, and are remembered the most, are the ones who made an unforgettable investment in people. A leader never acts on his or her own. Any achievements are the result of the collective action of the team. And he or she is quick to give credit to someone else.
AREN’T PEOPLE-CENTRIC LEADERS WEAK?
Don’t confuse being people-centric as somehow being soft or weak. Leaders are often portrayed as strong, alpha-male types who are just waiting to tell everyone around them what to do. While there are some who choose to lead like that, those aren’t the leaders who touch your soul and change your life forever.
People-Centric Leaders Are:
Not pushovers. Their expectations are still high, and their focus is always on achieving whatever success may mean in any given situation or circumstance.
Able to discern commitment levels in others. They can read people in addition to listening to what they say and watching what they do.
Relentless in calling out greatness in others. They can call you to do something bigger than you ever believed you would be able to do.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. It is possible to use people to meet your definition of success and then toss them aside when they are no longer useful. While that might produce some short-term wins, it will not produce lasting results. And that is not the legacy you want to leave behind.
When in doubt, invest in people. It will come back to you many times over.