by Jeff Shore
Great leaders are inspirational. They stir our emotions. Their passion becomes our passion, their energy becomes our energy. They strive to become their very best, and they want the same for others.
A leader’s passion is transferable and so is a leader’s lack of passion. If the leader isn’t excited about the company’s mission, you can bet the employees won’t be either.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The least selfish thing you can do in this world is to be happy, because when you are happy you are not a burden on anyone.”
As a leader, you can communicate stress or you can communicate inspiration. Your choice. Always your choice.
There are a lot of different ways to lead a team. There are plenty of things to focus on. There is never a shortage of issues, priorities and crises.
But those things tend to scream for attention. Inspirational leadership will never be something that calls out loud. You need to listen carefully for that urging.
That makes the need to be intentional in your leadership all the more important.
Inspirational leadership doesn’t just happen. It is a part of an intentional strategy. It requires planning and purpose and dedication. And it requires a commitment from your soul.
Too many managers think that inspiration is about a rousing YouTube video or a passionate speech at the tail end of a sales meeting.
It’s actually deeper than that. A lot deeper.
Because we don’t do inspiration. We live inspiration. It’s a part of our character and our culture. It is felt throughout the team on a daily basis.
And if inspiration is the kind of thing you need to give out (and you do), you need to face a harsh reality: you can only give out that which you have inside.
So here is the real question: are you inspired? If you’re not, then you need to join us at Sales Leadership Summit. Learn from myself and other frontline, award-winning sales leaders about the fundamentals of creating deeply inspirational leadership for your sales team and become a catalyst for greatness.
Stop settling for “good enough” and start getting obsessed with greatness!