A Good Leader Must Focus on His or Her Strengths
Even Leaders Aren’t Great at Everything
So, I want to talk to you about what it takes to be a good leader. That may seem like a simple concept, but a good leader must realize that he or she isn’t infallible.
So, John Maxwell talks about that there are twenty-one irrefutable laws of leadership.
But here’s the key. Nobody – I don’t care who you are – nobody is perfect in all 21 areas of leadership. You’re gonna be eights and nines in some, and you’re gonna be twos and threes in another.
Train yourself on your strengths and not your weaknesses. The reason why is because if you start training yourself or force-learning things that you are really not naturally good at, you’re going to go from a three to a four, or a four to a five.
But if you train yourself on the things that say you’re an eight or a nine in, you’re going to hit a ten. And you’re going to perfect that area of leadership.
A Good Leader Surrounds Himself or Herself with Talented People
Here’s the next step.
Surround yourself with people that are stronger in the areas that you lack. Sometimes it can be hard for high-achievers to admit when they need help, but when you do, you make your business stronger. Think about it: by surrounding yourself with others who have the talents you lack, you can accomplish anything!
That’s how you can effectively run a team.
Because you’re all helping each other, and you are running as one unit.
I would encourage you to find those people who see your vision. That are going to work hard in their given talents, and you continue to work hard on the things that you are already good at. Perfect those things.
Focus On Your Natural Talents, and You’ll Reach a Ten
And that’s how you’re going to be successful and reach your goals.
So go ahead, get out there, get to work.