I want to start a new tradition on Leadership Done Right. From this point forward, I am going to use the Friday posts to share some of my favorite quotes on leadership and related topics. The posts are going to be shorter with the hope that the quote will lead to some discussion in the comments section.
No leader can be fully effective without love, and those who try to serve without it will not be properly motivated and may even feel resentment and a sense of slavery. ~ Neal A. Maxwell
This is a great quote! When you want to be a great leader, you must love those you lead to be effective. You show that love by doing what’s best for those you lead and those impacted by your decisions. When you love those you lead, you show them through your words and actions.
Show Your Leadership Love Through Words
Words are extremely powerful. You can use your words to improve the world or you can use them to tear down others and do very negative things. When you choose to use your words for the good of others, you can show love by praising and encouraging others. You can also give credit when credit is due. Compliment others when they do good work.
Show Your Leadership Love Through Actions
In addition to your words, your actions have a powerful impact. People do horrible things when they choose how to act. They also do amazing things that make the world a better place. When you choose to do good actions, you show love by doing kind deeds. You can help others, put others’ needs first, and do other kind things.
How do you show love as a leader? Why is love important as a leader? Do you show love to those you lead? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!