[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]HEN I FIRST started my coaching businesses, I used to use the word love with my clients. I told them:
Love what you do.
Love your people.
Love your work.
Love your company.
At the time, most people had never even considered that love could be a leadership competency.
People thought of love as a feminine quality, a simple emotion.
But as the years have passed, more and more of us have come see that love is not only feminine energy but has a masculine quality too. And it’s far more than an emotion; it’s an awareness that shapes everything about your behavior. It’s what allows you to lead from within.
Here are some ways to demonstrate love as a leadership competency:
Love yourself by showing compassion. If you want to lead from within, compassion is the first necessity. And the place to begin practicing compassion is with yourself. That means seeing yourself as a unique human being with faults, failures, successes and weakness—not deciding whether or not you are deserving. Showing compassion to yourself prepares you to extend it to others.