Don’t Make It So Complicated, Simply Lead

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Leadership is one of the hardest roles to tackle, but if you’re truly destined to take on this prestigious endeavor consider a different approach and stop making it so complicated.  Often times, leadership is made out to be more difficult than it should be.  Chinese Philosopher, Lau Tzu, once said “When an effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.”

Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.  “Leaders are challenged every day to put his/her people in a position to succeed.” (Coach Mike Krzyzewski)

Effective leaders gain engaged followers through their ability to communicate their ideas simply.  If a leader lacks good communication skills, he/she is destined to struggle with “simply leading;” this in turn, makes it much more difficult to run a successful business. “You cannot communicate complicated information to large groups of people. As you increase the number of people, you have to decrease the complexity of the information.” (Andy Stanley)

Don’t leave your ego at the door! Before inspiring others, first you must self-motivate. People always expect a great leader to project an inspirational aura that ceases to exist in the “average Joe.”  They crave knowledge and guidance when looking to a leader and if these attributes are non-existent than that particular leader has failed to be successful within their role.

Maintaining integrity throughout not only your career, but personal endeavors is an attribute every great leader must attain. Solid Ethics, morals, authenticity and commitment are attributes for anyone aspiring to be a leader. People who live with integrity are incorruptible and show a deep commitment to doing the right thing even if the outcome doesn’t work in their favor.   “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” (Samuel Johnson)

“Complexity is the enemy of clarity” (Andy Stanley) and in order to gain and maintain simplicity you have to get rid of all the “clutter.”  Stop hoarding numerous amounts of responsibilities that are contributing to your complex existence and “simply lead.”

 

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2 Responses to “Don’t Make It So Complicated, Simply Lead”

  1. These are great tips. I believe every leader should be not only a motivator to others, but themselves as well.

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