Are You Worthy Of Being Followed?

Are You Worthy Of Being Followed?

Leadership, Personal Development

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“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?

  1. Walk the talk.
  2. Consistently do the things you say you are going to do.
  3. Lead by example.
  4. 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!

How Many Friends Do You Have?

How Many Friends Do You Have?

Health, Relationships

How many friends do you have? I think it’s a fair question that we should all ask ourselves periodically.  I don’t mean Facebook friends or Twiiter followers… I mean real, flesh-and-blood friends that you interact with on a fairly regular schedule?

Out searching for the droids

Kristina Alexanderson via Compfight

I am constantly reminded that the people I tweet/message/text.etc. are real and that I should actually talk to them more than I connect with them digitally.  But as I integrate more and more technology into my daily routine, I struggle with the fact that I have less and less physical or often emotional contact with the people I care about.

Is this something that you struggle with?

As I grow older, I have begun to realize how important my family and friends are to me.  After the recent accident (I fell 12 feet and landed on concrete) I feel much more passionately about the relationships I have in my life and value them even more.  I guess the fear that I might have died woke me up to some apathy I had towards my friends.

Is this a problem for you?  I would love to know how you balance your “real” relationships versus the “virtual” ones.  What do you do to connect with people on a deeper level?  I would love to know.  It seems cold, in light of this post, but please leave me comment or even email me!

If it’s all about relationships, in today’s mile-a-minute culture how do we have real, vibrant friendships?

I saw this video recently and it made a profound impact on me.  I’d love to know what you think about it.