Leadership is much more about the capacity to influence indirectly the people in your organization in a way that results in them taking inspired action.
So how does the metaphor of a lighthouse relate to influence and inspired action? Lighthouses were created to warn mariners of object hazards and to provide a reference point for safe passage. Lighthouses are there through all types of weather.
In this leadership presentation image it means being a trusted presence to offer guidance when it’s needed. Not stepping in and rescuing people or situations. Being a leader of influence requires that you hold a strong faith in your capacity to let people make their way through difficult situations.
- Leadership can sometimes require that we follow.
- Leadership is about listening intently and being dedicated to the success of each person and thus the whole of the organization.
- Leadership is about balancing ones dedication to mission/vision with the human capability of your organization.
- Leadership is about strong conviction grounded in authenticity, humility and self respect.
At Colibri Facilitation we’ve learned that inspired action comes from a workplace where people give themselves permission to head out into uncharted water’s knowing they will encounter rough seas. People reassured by the strength of their craft and knowing that in the distance they have the support to regain their bearings and find safe harbor. An inspired leader see’s all of this and more.
How are you influencing inspired action?