In addition, for some, leadership is the ultimate dream, a clear and obvious definition and proof of their success. They worked hard to achieve that level of “success.” Over the years, as a psychotherapist for many for whom that was the case, I began to see the price they had paid to achieve something that in so many ways was not at all reflective of who they truly were. Consequently, their status and accomplishments came at a great price.
For others, leadership was not a dream or even a goal, it simply was… There are those folks who, no matter what organization they join, what charity they become involved with, end up rising to the level of director or president. I have spoken to individuals who will not join groups because they are aware that within a year somehow they will be asked to be on the board no matter how invisible or casual they attempt to be. Effectiveness, power, and leadership seem to ooze out of them.
What is the difference? I believe we are all called to leadership. We are all called to be the defining leaders of own lives, our own relationships, and our own stories. However, knowing the kind of leadership you possess, knowing your style of leadership, and knowing where you are most naturally gifted makes all the difference in the world – and most certainly in your world.
Leadership is many things. There are many styles of leadership, all equally needed and significant.
Each possess very different qualities; each are called to different positions; and, each lives their leadership in dramatically different ways. When you know your style, your unique kind of leadership, and you live it, leadership comes naturally and everyone recognizes the healthy power/authority and leadership that you carry and exude.
Without that important awareness people tend to define their power in a limited or defended way and confuse control and power as if they were the same. They struggle for control in order to feel powerful. Ironically, powerful people never control. They don’t need to. In contrast, controlling people are fear-filled and lack the confidence needed to effectively lead which sadly and ironically makes them even more controlling.
Powerful people simply are… They become leaders simply because they exist. They know the style of leadership that best suits them and they are naturally comfortable in their own skin. It is a natural byproduct of their lives, their choices, and how they are experienced or seen by others.
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