Leaders Inspire MORE!

Inspire for More

This is the role of a leader.  It’s actually the only role of a leader.  We don’t need titles or designated compensation packages.  Organizational charts will not help or hinder us in living up to this responsibility.

If we can show up:

  • at our jobs
  • at our volunteer projects
  • with our friends
  • with our family
  • in our churches
  • with your customers
  • in our communities
  • with total strangers

…possessing the values, relevant knowledge, authenticity and desire to help others be MORE; we can be leaders.

MORE is in all of us.  Sometimes it’s as obvious as a studious fourth-grader begging to answer a question in class.  Sometimes it’s camouflaged as employee disengagement, hidden from view from the casual manager passing by.  But it’s there; it’s always there.  Effective leaders are able to identify the spark within everyone and feed it so it becomes a flame.  When nurtured, the flame eventually grows into an uncontrollable fire.  When the uncontrollable fire is encouraged to burn, it can turn a mission into a movement.

So back to the role of leadership:

  • Leaders aren’t responsible for executing tasks; but for inspiring others to want to over-deliver against aspirational goals.
  • Leaders aren’t responsible for making people fulfill job descriptions; but for inspiring people to want to invest even discretionary resources to ensure success – even resources the leader didn’t know would be needed.
  • Leadership does not require a title, a spot on an organizational chart or a compensation package.  To be a leader requires only the capacity to inspire MORE.

I invite you to join me in this journey to becoming a better leader.

How will you inspire MORE?

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