I love this Leadership TEDtalk presented by Simon Sinek!
He describes how a true leader behaves.
People immediately recognize and respond to a leader who makes them feel safe. They are willing to give their trust to a person who they instinctively know will respect and honor them. According to Sinek, a true leader looks after the person on their left, and the person on their right.
They do not discriminate. They treat all people equally.
A good organizational leader instinctively knows that valuing and acknowledging their employees efforts and contributions, and investing in them by providing feedback and coaching if and when needed is going to make a huge difference when times get tough.
Sinek also discusses how anyone can lead from any level of an organization. By building trust and looking after the best interests of your colleagues, you forge a bond and create value that goes beyond a paycheck.
- How can I build trust and support?
- Who might appreciate extra assistance?
- How can I make a difference?
Then take action!
Create a partnership, collaborate, and start building your team and support network!