THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP - Y
Two three letter words is what I offer today.
Yes & You.
Saying “yes” to the challenges offered to you, saying “yes” to the opportunities to stretch you and saying “yes” when you feel vulnerable and uncomfortable is what you do to build your leadership.
I know if I had said “No” when I had said “Yes”, I wouldn’t have the leadership capability, wisdom and confidence which I had today.
In a world which is way too busy and the new ‘yes’, is a confident ‘no’, people are missing valuable experiences in life.
For women in particular, it’s saying “yes” to that leadership position in the company even though you believe you only have NINETY PERCENT of the requirements!
Leadership isn’t about you. Whilst it’s important to focus on your leadership communication, ensuring you understand the accountability and responsibility of being a leader; leadership is about others.
As a leader, your practice of leadership is serving others. You have the goal of bringing people along with you, enabling and engaging people to feel that they belong and add value to the workplace.
You should be saying “Yes Louise”, you’re right!