12 Signs of Inspired Leadership – I

Posted by Kamaljeet Saini

Here is part one of 12 signs of inspired leadership.

1. The truly inspired leaders believe in doing the “right things” and not simply doing things in the right manner.

2. They all lead by setting the right examples, for they understand that before you can lead others you have to lead your own self. This is the reason Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you expect to see in the world”. They all practice the art of self-leadership.

3. They all follow their heart and use their mind simply to guide them around.

4. They all build their lives around a cause that is bigger than the self and live on purpose…and when this happens, the other things such as money, health, relationships are all taken care of.

5. They do not believe in bringing people down but in uplifting them so that they can do and be their absolute best.

6. They have an uncanny ability to see the truth in things, people and situations.

7. They all see criticism as a feedback to grow and better themselves. But they also have the intelligence to differentiate between a “genuinely valid criticism” and “a criticism born out of ignorance and jealousy”.

8. They do not compete with anyone because they are wise enough to realize that we all are different in subtle ways…and the only true competition we ever have is with ourselves so that we can constantly grow and develop ourselves to better serve the world we live in.

9. They all have “courage” and if they do lack it due to whatever reason, they take the time to develop that unbeatable courage, grit and determination in them that is not easily seen in most others.

10. They all have a hunger…hunger to constantly grow, develop and serve…serve in a manner that they are able to tap into their natural abilities, gifts and talents and make a difference in people’s lives.

11. The words “Honesty”, “Integrity”, “Values” are no mere words to them but the guiding principles that are adhered-to, no matter what.

12. They all leave the world a little better than they found it.

Here is part 2 of this series: 12 Signs of an Inspired Leadership – II

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