leadership lessonThis winter, Bold, Brave & Brilliant, Team Med Global’s Leadership Success Club watched six videos, participated in a variety of role-playing exercises and discussions, and learned several leadership lessons.

Among the leadership lessons we learned was that leadership requires:

Vision & Planning: Transformational leaders have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and know how to get there. They are able to communicate their vision and plan to their teams. When your team is inspired by your vision, they are motivated to achieve goals.

Courage: Courageous leaders are willing to make difficult decisions and put principles above popularity. You show courage when you change outdated systems or when you encourage your team to try – and don’t punish them for failing.

Integrity & Accountability: Leaders with integrity are accountable. When you take responsibility for your mistakes and act honestly with good intention, you demonstrate integrity.

Humility: Humble leaders are self-confident but not boastful. When you understand your strengths and your limitations, and are able to ask for help, you exhibit humility. The same holds true when you recognize the contributions of others and welcome feedback about your performance.

The second leadership lesson we learned was that leaders are self-made. They:

Focus on Strengths: Leaders work toward mastery in two or three areas. By concentrating on your strengths, you become more confident, self-aware, and productive. Your focus shifts from obstacles to possibilities, and the sky’s the limit!

Serve as Role Models: Through their own actions, leaders serve as examples and inspire others to take action. When you demonstrate integrity, optimism, and persistence, your team wants to emulate you.

Are Trustworthy: Trust is the cornerstone of leadership. When your team trusts you, they are more committed, more communicative, more creative, and more productive. In other words, they are more willing to follow your vision.

The third leadership lesson we learned was that leaders exhibit the following habits:

Goal-Setting: Leaders set daily goals and are results-oriented. Outlining and accomplishing your daily goals help you prioritize the steps necessary to achieve your long-term objective.

Discipline: Leaders eat their proverbial spinach, completing tasks that they’d rather avoid. You cultivate discipline through emotional intelligence, time management, and self-awareness.

Listening: Leaders listen to those around them. When you truly listen to team members, you’re able to identify potential obstacles, coach for success, and help them focus on the overarching goal.

Self-Care: Leaders nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits. When you adopt habits that nurture you, you’re happier, healthier, and more focused. In other words, you’re better equipped to bring your vision to fruition.

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