Leadership Takes Community …
The question we get asked most is HOW:
How do I become a better leader? How do I help others work better together on teams and in my workplace?
The answer is…
There is not just one way. Sorry!
There are actually hundreds of ways. Hundreds of small actions you can take every day to ‘be’ the leader you want to ‘be’ in the world.
If leadership is not a position or a title, what is leadership?
The market for leadership development solutions is enormous: more than $14 billion is spent by corporations and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic.
Yet, people still think we have a leadership problem in workplaces and communities.
At Sophia we have a couple of core beliefs about leadership:
- Everybody is a leader!
When the word “leader” is used, most times people think of someone in charge of people or a project especially in a workplace or community. We believe everyone is a leader you lead yourself first.
- Leadership starts with actions of the individual.
Each person influences those around them at home, at workplaces, and in relationships. Like a pebble dropped into a still pond, the actions of leaders have an impact on those around them – positively or negatively
- Find a trusted learning partner! Learning partners help us, listen to us, and challenge us. They are a trusted source that open our minds to a different way of thinking that pushes us to grow, while having a servant’s heart. Learning partners care about the growth and well-being of others, which is essential in leadership development.
- People can learn to be good leaders it just takes practice. A runner would not jump out of bed to run a marathon; they run every day to get ready. A basketball player doesn’t make a majority of free-throws without practicing on a regular basis. Leadership is no different. People can get better at being a good leader by practicing the best ways to inspire others and strengthen teams.
Here is where you can help us, help you by joining our Community of Practice!
Community of Practice sessions are opportunities for any and all area leaders to gather and learn from each other. As a peer-facilitated monthly meeting, attendees can expect to learn individual and organization best practices, explore questions, share servant leadership success stories, and network with each other. It quickly becomes a great resource for individuals to learn, share, and grow from each other. Everyone is a leader – at work, at home, and in their community. Learn more.