My amazing friend, Justin Prince, posted these on Facebook and he is right on target! So much so, I decided to post them here.
“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” John C. Maxwell
Do you want to go to the next level as a leader? Your ability to influence, impact, and inspire more people is determinant on your leadership. 💯
👉 Do you have these 🔟 characteristics of a great leader?
1️⃣ GREAT LEADERS LEAD BY EXAMPLE! The essence of leadership is example. Would you want to mentor you? If your entire team was going to do what you did this week, would your business be where you want it to be? Great leaders lead with action. ✊
2️⃣ GREAT LEADERS ARE SLOW TO BE OFFENDED AND QUICK TO FORGIVE! Great leader’s plans and dreams are too big to give into small distractions. Are you quick to forgive? 🤝
3️⃣ GREAT LEADERS FOCUS ON THE DREAM, NOT THE DRAMA! Where your focus goes, your energy will flow. Give your passion and energy to the dream. Scan for the positivity and choose the reasons to keep going. This will define you! 💥
4️⃣ GREAT LEADERS NEVER POISON THE WELL! As a leader, you will have challenges and problems will hit you. What direction does negativity or problems flow? Up! They never go down or side to side. Never poison your own well. You have to drink water from that well!💀
5️⃣ LEADERS DIFFUSE PROBLEMS NOT EXASPERATE THEM! As a leader, you carry two buckets: a bucket of water and a bucket of gasoline. It’s your job to know when to use which bucket. When issues come up to your deal with it, calm it down and diffuse the problem. 🚒
💥 Taking yourself to the next level as a leader starts with YOU! 💥
6️⃣ LEADERS ARE EMOTIONALLY MATURE AND EMOTIONALLY STABLE! Your EQ (emotional quotient) is something that you can grow and develop. When you become an entrepreneur, you put yourself into uncertain environments. Some days are amazing, and some are not. Get your emotions in check! 😅
7️⃣ DISCOURAGEMENT IS A LUXURY THAT YOU CAN NOT AFFORD! When you’re so down and discouraged, that negativity creates a ripple effect. You can not afford this! 🙅♂️
8️⃣ GREAT LEADERS CARE WHAT THE RIGHT PEOPLE THINK! Great leaders measure themselves by those that measure themselves by you. I almost quit before I even became an entrepreneur because two guys laughed at the thought of me starting my own business. Surround yourself with those that pour positivity into your life. 👋
9️⃣ GREAT LEADERS NEVER QUIT ON A BAD DAY! Most people quit on bad days because it’s hard and challenging—I’ve been there! If you need to move on to something else, make sure you do it when your head is clear. Never quit your business, marriage, children or life on a bad day! 👨👩👦
🔟 GREAT LEADERS LEAD WITH VISION! In the beginning, leaders say, “this is where we’re are going,” and when challenging times hit, they say, “this is where we are still going.” You lead with the vision to start the project, and you lead when the challenges hit during the project. 👓
Drop the word “READY” if are plan on incorporating all 🔟 characteristics in your leadership to increase your ability to influence, impact and inspire people. 👇