Learning To Be A “Real” Leader

I‘m reading a lot about leadership lately. I don’t think that leadership is contained to the world of business – I think that it is quite simply a way of life. Each and every one of us can choose to be a leader, it’s about:

📌 the way you communicate with others

📌 the way you choose to help people

📌 the way you make people feel

📌 the way you offer encouragement and support

📌 the way you share your story to guide others

📌 the way you prioritise your time for people

📌 the way you show your vulnerabilities, limitations, failings and strengths to enable others to show their’s too

📌 the way you work on yourself to be able to help others more

📌 the way you see people

📌 the way you see yourself.

Stepping out of a ‘mainstream’ career didn’t curtail my leadership opportunities, it widened them. Learning to be a leader without a pre-defined role, title or scope is by far my biggest challenge to date. There are no promotions, performance reviews or financial compensation by which to measure my progress. It’s simply about doing something every day to make someone else’s life better in some way, large or small which I may or may not know about.

We can all choose to be leaders in whatever way we are able to.

Nik Davis
Nik Davishttps://nikdavis.com/
NIK DAVIS is a business transformation expert and has spent 20 years in the corporate world. Her comfort zone is order, logic and applying analytical tools to solve complex problems. She is also a keen observer of life, a writer and eccentric. Nik has recently returned to the world of work after taking a career break to spend time with her family. Upon her return, she found that her perspective had changed, as had the world she was returning to. Nik decided to carve out a new place in that world and mould some of it to fit her too. Nik sees life from quirky angles, shaped by experiences and the vast amount of knowledge we now have access to. She likes to write about her experiences and observations. To ‘tell it how it is’ and to find a more authentic way to live, whether in our professional or personal lives. Nik often talks about finding ‘The Third Way’. It’s a philosophy about life, having a personal life as well as a career, making money and being socially generous, being logical and sensitive, living by the rules of a society but not being afraid to challenge them, inspiring others to feel good but not for your own ego, giving rather than taking. Nik wants to make a difference to this world by getting people to see things differently, to try new ways of working but most of all, to re-discover our true selves and therefore reach our true potential. Nik also has two other persona’s: nikdavis which is where Nik writes about her deeply personal experiences of life. Nik runs a facebook group alongside this website to create a safe place for people to discuss the topics that are raised in her blog. Nik’s second persona is Lilly Isabella and this is where she shares her passion of fashion and design.
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Mary Lippitt
Mary Lippitt

Thanks for the reminder that leadership is a way we live. I would add that it is also the way we make our choices.

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