“People don’t care how much you know,
until they know how much you care”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Leadership is not as easy as you might think. Until people trust what you are saying and believe you to be someone worth listening to, they will not follow you. To be a leader, you must earn trust and the privilege of being listened to.
How do you do this?
- Walk the talk.
- Consistently do the things you say you are going to do.
- Lead by example.
- Invest in others around you.
Most importantly, make sure that the people you are trying to lead understand that you care about what happens to them and you care about what happens to them and who they are as individuals.
It’s not something that just happens overnight. It’s not the type of situation where you are given the title of leader and then respect and influence is given. It takes a lot of work and dedication.
Are you ready to take the first step in becoming a great leader?
Start your day connecting with people around you and work to develop better relationships and discover ways you can help someone grow.
Take a look around you and find someone to invest your wisdom, experience, and expertise. Find some younger leaders who you can help develop and raise up to be stronger leadership and grow their influence.
Freely give of your talents and abilities to shoe you are not just in it for yourself. Show people how much you care for them and you will be rewarded with trust and your leadership will flourish!