Why great leaders are focused on who they need to be

David left a successful corporate career and built a flourishing new venture, something many corporate executives only dream of doing. 

He attributes his success to the direct relationship between his behaviours, and how people respond to him. 

There is a correlation with where he is at and how people respond to him. 

Some days he wakes up where his mind is bright and he feels energised. Of course, there are also those days when he is not. 

He tells himself it is ok to be human, but he also has a role to cause the best in others by who he is being. 

So he asks himself, who are you choosing to be in this meeting or on this day or in this moment? 

Frances Hesselbein knew the value of focusing on how to be a leader. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA for 14 years and then President of the Drucker Foundation for Non-profit management. A recipient of 23 honorary Doctorates and many other Awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Here is a quote from her that sums it up. 👇🏽

“The leader for today and the future will be focused on how to be – how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values, principles, and courage.”

Frances Hesselbein (2002). “Hesselbein on Leadership”

🙋 How do leaders get the best out of people in your experience? 🙋‍♀️

Best regards, Brian

While you are here.

When I left my corporate career, I asked myself what I want to be when I grow up. 🪜

I finally found an answer. I love helping technical experts transition into leadership. 💡

In the clip below 👇🏽 I talk about how I incorporated what I have learned about that transition into my executive coaching program.

Please forward this post to someone who you think could benefit. 🙏🏼


Technical Expert to Leader