Intelligent thought is great. Analysis helps us answer questions. Education transmits knowledge and lets us learn from those who came before us. But they can only take us so far. To truly lead is to lead with love and follow your heart.
Here are 19 ways to make it happen.
1. Lead with authenticity.
Make sure your words and actions are always congruent.
2. Lead with character.
Do the right thing–not because you think others are watching, but because it’s who you are. Build a reputation for delivering what you say you will do–and if possible, do even more.
3. Lead with awareness.
Get outside your mind and inside your heart, and ask yourself what you really want.
4. Lead with courage.
Make it a habit to do the things that you’re afraid of doing, and to face the things that scare you.
5. Lead with wisdom.
Wisdom comes from living and leading, and knowledge comes from learning. Try to find wisdom in each experience.
6. Lead with focus.
Be selective in what you take on and finish what you begin with thoroughness, energy and resolve.