“A leader is a dealer of hope”.
Always wonder if my leadership and mentor quotes travel well.
Received the image above a couple weeks ago from a Career Center friend in South Florida. The Career Center had Graduate Assistants (GAs) present to leadership how they would incorporate National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies into daily interactions with students and alumni.
One of their GAs researched the NACE site and found an Authentic Leadership article done with me and leveraged my words to make her point on how a leader truly inspires an organization. I was happy to see my words helping the next generation of college students and future leaders.
You can find the full NACE article here: https://www.naceweb.org/career-development/organizational-structure/authentic-leadership-hinges-on-listening/
- So, yes, proud to say people are listening and putting these words into action! 😊
I continue to promote Authentic Leadership as a platform to enhance organizational success. The four variables are easy to understand and apply in daily interactions within the work environment. True leaders need to be visible and available to engage direct reports to ensure everyone has input in how the organization operates. Top down leadership may be needed in isolated situations, but your people want to be engaged. The only way to accomplish this is to engage them—simple concept.
Leverage Napoleon’s words above and become a dealer of hope.
What’s your favorite leadership quote? How does the quote impact your daily interactions? I welcome your thoughts, thanks!
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”.