BECOME A LEADER PEOPLE LOVE TO FOLLOW

BECOME A LEADER PEOPLE LOVE TO FOLLOW

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You are a leader! But the question is, are you a leader people LOVE to follow? Learn how to become a magnetic leader in this webinar by Dr. Kirk.

HOW DO YOU BECOME A LEADER PEOPLE LOVE TO FOLLOW, NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW?

  • Be a servant
  • Focus on your strengths
  • Have certain attributes that mark all great leaders (will cover in this post)
  • Be willing to be crushed

BE A SERVANT

Jesus Christ once said, “The greatest among you is the one who serves the most.”  That’s a beautiful thought.  How do we actually live that out?

  • Live like everyone else is more important than you
  • Find somebody to serve. 

FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS

Generally most of us were raised believing we can accomplish ANYTHING as long as we try hard enough.  That’s NOT TRUE.  Our potential is unlimited, but we cannot be our best in an area where we have no talent.  Bottom line:  Don’t spend your life trying to be what you are not, but instead trying to be more of who you are naturally.  It’s like going with the current vs. swimming against it.

KEYS TO BEING A GREAT LEADER

  • Makes people feel valued
  • Makes people feel inspired
  • Makes people feel empowered

MAKING PEOPLE FEEL VALUED

QUALITIES:  You will never be a leader that people want to follow if you don’t love people.

MAKE SURE that when you are talking to people they hear you saying (verbally or non-verbally) “I notice and you matter.”

REMEMBER:  Good people don’t leave organizations, they leave bad managers.

BOTTOM LINE:  It’s really the difference of being ME CENTERED vs. YOU CENTERED.

A PASSION TO INSPIRE

QUALITIES:  Pulling out rather than pushing in.

REMEMBER:  It doesn’t take much to inspire someone.  We just need one or two developed strengths to be a leader.  A good leader must be values based.

Empower

DELEGATION

  • Delegating tasks creates followers
  • Delegating authority creates leaders
  • SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE by making decisions ONLY YOU can make.  Delegate everything else.

TRUST

  • What is the best way to find out if you can trust someone?  TRUST THEM!
  • If you can’t, you are either too controlling of your have the wrong people.  Either way the decision is yours.

WHAT DOES A GRAPE GO THROUGH TO BECOME WINE?

  1. Seed
  2. Fertilized
  3. Growth
  4. Crushed
  5. Fermented
  6. Wine

TO GET TO THE MOUNTAINTOP YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH VALLEYS

It is in the valley where hope is formed.

SUFFERING produces:

  • Endurance
  • Character
  • Hope

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

It’s really quite simple.  Don’t follow a leader EVER who hasn’t been crushed and who hasn’t gone through a valley numerous times on the way to the summit.

BE THE LEADER THAT PEOPLE LOVE TO FOLLOW

  1. Be a servant
  2. Focus on your strengths
  3. love people
  4. Passionately inspire
  5. Empower
  6. Be crushed
  7. Tell your story
  8. Be YOU-centric, not ME-centric
  9. Lastly, and most importantly:  FORGIVE!

We’ve all been hurt, let down and broken by other people.  Why?  Because people are people and that’s what they do!  When you forgive, the root of bitterness can’t grow and you cannot be the leader you are and were born to be.

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Kirk Elliott

Dr. Elliott is an economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Dr. Elliott is the Founder Sovereign Advisors. Dr. Elliott is also the founder of Veribella, as well as CEO and Chairman of the Veribella Foundation, a non-profit with a mission of rescuing those enslaved in a lifestyle of sex trafficking. Dr. Elliott has been an author to numerous books, curriculums, and media projects.