Bryana Williams is one person I would love to share with you today. She is a leader in her own right and leads truly from her heart. Working with youth and young adults as a coach and mentor, I asked her to share some leadership principles she has studied, developed and put into practice. I hope you enjoy her wisdom as much as I have.
Talk soon & God bless,
"Leadership Lived Out"
Leader - A guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement or political group (Dictionary.com).
Leadership - The position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group (Dictionary.com).
Let’s take a moment to think about who follows us and who do we follow? These are questions to be asked if we are in a leadership role or if we have someone that leads us in our life. Being a leader we must know someone is always watching. Let’s make sure people are seeing the change, transparency and reality of our life. Leadership is not about the words, it is about the actions of our everyday life. We should be acting and doing things in our life that encourages, inspires, and empowers others to want to follow us and at the end of the day become better themselves. Having people watch and follow us, should force us as leaders to always live a life of accountability. We should always be checking our actions and words before we do act and do.
Being a leader is not easy, but we are all capable of being a great impact and a great leaders. Here are some applicable ways for us to be effective leaders:
- Lead others as you would want someone to lead you. Be loyal, honest, trustworthy and consistent. Always want to see others grow and get better.
- Become a reader and researcher. Knowledge is power. The more you know and more you learn, the more wisdom you can share with others.
- Lead others with patience. Realizing that everyone has their own process and it may take others longer to get some things and to learn from their mistakes. Just keep loving and helping them through it all.
- Lead by example and stay teachable. Be the person you want to teach others to become.
Bryana E. Williams