Words of Wisdom: Episode 050 ~ Jason Ayers | Mobile Device Enabled
“The Heart of True Leadership: 10 Fundamental Principles Emerging Leaders & Coaches Must Understand Part: 1 ” ~ Jason Ayers
The Heart of True Leadership
This week we begin a two part series on Leadership. Over the next two episodes I will share with you 10 principles that all emerging leaders and coaches must embrace if they are to become significant and meaningful leaders. I will also break the stigma that leadership has to do with titles, status, or stature and that it really has everything to do with you and your heart.
I received notice this week that I was accepted into a 9 month Leadership Development program hosted by the area Chamber of Commerce here in my community. The first event of the program kicks-offs with an overnight retreat. In preparation to meet my fellow leadership classmates I have been thinking a lot about what Leadership really means and how does one become an effective leader.
These questions became the catalyst for developing this series, as leadership seams to be one of the personal traits we aspire to, but have trouble clearly defining what true leadership means. Taking a look at Merriam-Webster’s definition all but confirms this:
1: the office or position of a leader
2: capacity to lead
3: the act or an instance of leading
1. One who leads
2. The person who leads or commands a group
I find theses definitions woefully lacking in their effort to properly embody the notion of leadership, yet alone inspire me to aspire to become one. If we look outside the basic definition of leadership one will find an endless of number of blogs, books, seminars, training, and even degrees all contributing to the pursuit of the idea of leadership. Google provides 414,000,000 entries on the subject.
What are some of the time tested and proven principles of leaderships? What do the newest and youngest leader need to understand and appreciate about leadership? What does true & authentic leadership look like? What does leadership mean and what does it mean to me?
These are some of the questions I tackle in this series. Listen-in to find out what the first 5 fundamental principles every emerging leader and coach needs to know.
Jason Ayers | Life Coach+CLTV Host