I took a film appreciation class is college. I thought how cool is it that I can get college credit for watching movies??? (Don't tell my Dad )
I didn't really care for the movies we had to watch (no Tom Cruise involved) but I did walk away with a key phrase: "suspension of disbelief."
Any good movie-goer knows: to really get into a story that, if we're being honest, would NEVER really happen, you must have a suspension of disbelief. That, and have POPCORN! .
I am speaking directly to LEADERS.
If that's you...
I've been listening to my entrepreneur / business owner / leader clients who have a team of people they work with whom they wish to inspire to even greater heights.
...They have employees, staff, co-workers, partners, committees, boards, a community, or non-profit groups they wish to influence to step up and achieve for the greater good of the group, the...
So often clients say one of their goals is to be a better leader. I say "Great! How will you know when you're a better leader?" That is often met with either silence or a comment like "Hmmm. That's a great question."
What do leaders do, anyway? What does it mean to be a leader?
There are three things a leader MUST do.