“Be a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. Guide by example, and let others find their own way.”
—Barbara Kipfer, author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About
To what extend do you consider yourself a leader? Perhaps you are a manager or executive. Maybe you have your own company or plan on starting one soon. What is your leadership style? Are you a lighthouse that shines your light as a vision to guide and inspire? Perhaps you operate as a lifeboat, constantly doing far too much of the heavy lifting and seeing it as your job to save people and carry them to safety.
Who are the leaders that have inspired you through their good examples and challenged you to always be and do your best?
The key word in the last sentence is “Your,” which points to the critical aspect of living an authentic self-directed life.
Where might a “less you” and “more them” approach to leadership be the best approach to realize greater fulfillment and success for everyone?
Note: If you happen to be a parent, please try this approach with your children. Feel free to reply to this post and let me know how things go!