Are You Directing or Connecting?

May 5, 2021

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Are You Directing or Connecting?

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There is a hallmark of highly influential leadership. It is one many miss, perhaps until they have decades of experience and, for some, not even then.

It is the realization that leadership is not about the leader. It is about the people they lead.

There is a lifetime of wisdom in this video with my mentor, John C. Maxwell. I encourage you to take a few minutes to tap into this wealth of advice.

In the video, he talks about how he started out being a “directional” leader. He admits that in his early days of leadership, he didn’t “find” people; he drafted them.

The wisdom he learned from experience is the value of connecting before directing.

As a leader, are you directing or connecting?

It’s a simple question, but a powerful distinction.

Click here to watch the video.

As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.