inspirational leader cultivates an environment where their team
naturally follows with enthusiasm and commitment.
Odd as it may sound, and contrary to popular belief, your number one job as a leader is to foster good feelings in the people you lead. Do you lead with resonance? Or, do you lead with dissonance? Both directly impact how your team feels. And how your team feels directly impacts how they perform.
An inspirational leader cultivates a resonant environment, one that fosters positivity, allowing the best to emerge. With “good will” at its core, resonance opens the door for people to feel safe and relaxed. When people feel good—they tap into their own inspiration, creativity, vitality, and motivation.
A dissonant environment fosters negativity that inhibits people’s ability to access their best self. Because dissonance has “fear” at it’s core, the limbic portion of the brain is triggered, inhibiting access to a person’s brilliance and full potential. Motivation, creativity, and contribution are hindered.
Smart leaders hire coaches to help them:
- Fluently use a variety of approaches and leadership tools
- Lead people to take initiative and full responsibility
- Inspire and motivate the team to meet project milestones, corporate goals, and enhance the corporate vision
- Consistently foster good feelings in the people they lead
- Easily make difficult and unpopular decisions without alienating the team
- Consistently model what it means to simultaneously be authentic and professional
- Learn to balance being the leader with being a team player
- Direct their organization toward the Inspiration Economy