With the Chick-fil-A Leadercast only 10 days away, we’d like to express our thoughts TODAY on what being a leader is (before this much anticipated event). So here’s what we think, and what inspires us as leaders.
First of all, it’s so important that people realize that a leader isn’t just a manager, or CEO. This being said, an entry-level employee, or someone who is unemployed can be a leader. Leadership doesn’t just take place in a work-setting. There are mothers and fathers who are the leaders of their families, or sports players that are the leaders of their teams.
A leader is someone who has a voice- and wants to make positive change. As we’ve learned from CFA Leadercast speaker Seth Godin, a manager and a leader are two completely different things! Leadership is not practical, and it isn’t everyday- leadership means helping someone grow in a vast way. If you’re a leader you don’t just do what you’re told and wait for change, instead you’re innovative and take action now. With technology and competition the way it is today, if you aren’t being a time-based industry leader, you will fall behind!
True leaders don’t just think about how they can make a process run better, or treat friends, family and employees more fairly, they take action. They demonstrate integrity and receive respect. They aren’t intimidating and unapproachable, but rather are easy to talk to and hand out meaningful advice.
The thought that we can constantly improve our leadership mindset, working toward a common goal, and motivating employees to reach goals is what inspires us to continue and become better leaders. We know that our presence in the small business community will help small business owners increase their confidence, expertise and most importantly passion for their companies. Small businesses are what our country was built on, and we know it’s the root of improving our economy and patriotism for not only the United States, but Michigan made products, companies and ideas. We need to support and invest in our local small businesses to begin positive change.
We hope to gain more insight as to what defines a leader, and how to be better leaders ourselves after attending this once in a lifetime opportunity. Being able to hear from the world’s most influential leaders, including: Seth Godin, John Maxwell and Robin Roberts LIVE in one day, we feel extremely lucky and are enthusiastic about all we have to learn and implement in our business. We will spread this knowledge to our clients, who in-turn can spread this knowledge to others. After hearing more about the Leadercast from past attendants, we are certain that everyone in attendance will go home with actionable steps to improve their business, and every other aspect of their lives in order to be “a positive voice of change”.
Thank You Chick-fil-A for putting together this incredible event and allowing us to be the host-site for Metro Detroit!
“Your voice is a voice of change, and change creates new possibilities”. Register now at: http://tinyurl.com/46ndhch