Leadership is not about welding authority or creating an environment of fear; it’s all about empowering people and empowering your team to become the very best version of themselves. Unfortunately, too many people make the mistake of thinking that leadership is all about having power over people. They believe their title gives them the power to force certain behaviors from their team.
Leadership has nothing to do with having power over someone; it’s about using your influence to inspire and empower your people to achieve the impossible. This perception that leadership is about leading by force is dead, and if you still have this thinking, you will not attract the best people to your business.
Our workforce has changed, and as such, our thinking about work and leadership must change to give our organization any chance of survival in this very competitive world. When you understand that leadership is all about people and using your influence to inspire, empower, and motivate your team to become the very best, your organization will become one of the best in the world.