Genuine Care In Leadership
The constant nourishing of others is at the core of effective leadership. A successful leader needs to set up their team in a way that allows them to flourish.
Leadership isn’t limited to an office and it is not just in the home that we see unheralded leaders. In hospitals, government departments, sporting teams, retail stores, aged-care homes - in every industry - we witness leaders leaving a legacy for those who follow.
Modern self-aware leaders are much more likely to build inclusive teams where people feel able to show up as themselves. This is because these leaders create environments of authenticity where limitations are openly shared, vulnerabilities are embraced, and diverse viewpoints are sought.
Leadership comes from caring deeply about those in our world.
“In professional sport, reasonably often, the person with the title is not the person the team will migrate to and look to for support and guidance. The team will migrate to the person who they know has their best interests at heart. Sometimes, but not always, it will be the person who wears the captain’s arm band.”
- Craig Foster, Former Australian soccer captain, NSW Australian of the Year and Human Rights Advocate.
Who is an unheralded leader in your life you can celebrate?
You can read more in my latest book, Head & Heart: The Art of Modern Leadership, which is available everywhere.