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The Art of Leadership: Knowing the way isnt Leading the WAY


Apr 10, 2024By Nations of Women

The Art of Leadership: Knowing the Way isnt leading the Way.

Dear NOW Woman,

It has been a little while since i came your way, but today I am excited to come your way and think with you on this week's weekly wisdom as we focus on "Leadership".

Leadership is often seen as an art form, a delicate balance of skill and intuition that can guide individuals and organizations towards success. Whether you are a CEO, a team manager, or an aspiring leader, mastering the art of leadership is crucial for achieving your goals and inspiring others to do the same.

One of my personal mentors -John C Maxwell defined leadership as this: Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less!

Do you agree with him? Well whether you do or not, let‘s explore this topic of Leadership together shall we?.

A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way! - John C Maxwell.

Every leader in any organisation, institution, system and even as we lead in our homes and business, requires us to know the way ahead, know the vision, the plans, the steps required to produce certain results, the resources need and so much more. However in our present day, what we give back to the next generation or perhaps those coming up behind us is even more crucial.

To know the way is one thing , however the real testing is in how we walk this journey and how we show the way to others.

Today i want to share with you my own journey in leadership and how i have come to walk the way and show the way through what i have learnt from my mentors. It is my hope that you will be able to apply one or more of these principles and they will empower you to also lead the way, show the way and go the way.

Confident young team leader giving a presentation to a group of young colleagues as they sit grouped by the flip chart in the small startup office

Practical Application :
* 1 Redefine your priorities
* 2 Examine your character and by this I mean truly examine your character, be humble, be human, be flexible, dont be focused on titles, dont be hypocritical, dont be speaking badly about others behind their back, only cowardly leaders would do that, have empathy, be ready to always listen and be ready to always lend a hand.

*3 dont be excessively busy, it only leads to stress anod low productivity

* 4 Create a positive environment and attitude so to that those you lead may also be so.

* 5 Be a leader who serves others

*6 Be a leader who is self disciplined

*7 Be a leader who is committed to her own personal development.

Well, that’s it for today, as you walk these principles in your own life as a leader you are automatically showing those you lead how to also be.

​Question : Which of these principles will you start practicing from NOW?? Will you write to me and share with me?

Will you commit to being that kind of leader who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way?I know your all are! I believe in you. 

Mastering the art of leadership is a lifelong journey. By continuously honing your skills, embracing emotional intelligence, and inspiring others, you can navigate the path to success and create a lasting impact on those around you.

Until next week, remember to put into practice the tips on how to be a true leader and enjoy the pursuit of your potential this week.

Sending you my love and blessings for your week.

Dr Tina Allton & the NOW Team