“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”
― Lao Tzu
Real leaders are rare. Far too common are the people who insist they are leaders because they want the title, or they want power or they want control, but these people are not leaders.
Leaders care for people and we’ve seen stories about people in positions of power discard people because the bottom line is what they thought they were leading.
Take a look at NextJump an organization that is intentional about real leadership. Organizations that lead from the heart lead better than organizations that lead from the bottom line. Another organization that is leadership focused is Barry-Wehmiller and is an example other companies could learn from.
Leadership begins with the human heart and being deeply concerned about the welfare of others. Do you work in an organization that cares about the employees? How do they do that?
Take a look at this video by Simon Sinek, listen to the story of real leadership in action. Imagine working for a company who put you first, imagine what that would be like.