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Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Leadership Spirit

To exercise #leadership, you must believe that you are inherently a leader.

Leadership really comes down to two things: who you are and how you think. It is about discovering your identity as a born leader and then understanding the way true leaders think so that you can fulfil your inherent calling. If you don't first establish your #leadership nature, it will be very difficult to have the mind-set of #leadership.

True #leadership is first concerned with who you are, as opposed to what you do. Leadership action flows naturally from a personal #leadership revelation. To exercise #leadership, you must believe that you are inherently a leader. Again, to purse purpose as leaders do, you must think like a leader. To think like a leader, you must receive the thoughts of #leadership. To receive the thoughts of #leadership, you must have a personal encounter with your true self; a discovery of your nature, ability, and essence as a human being. Just as a product cannot know its true purpose or worth except in its  relationship with its manufacturer, so it is with you and me. 

Earlier, I made a distinction between the #leadership spirit and the spirit of #leadership. The #leadership spirit is the inherent #leadership capacity and potential that is the essential nature of human beings. The spirit of #leadership, is the mind-set or attitudes that accompany a true #leadership spirit and allow the dormant #leadership potential to be fully manifested and maximized. Clearly understanding this difference is critical for discovering and living out your #leadership capacity.